View Full Version : Did you ever? - apolitical blues.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
08-12-2012, 11:40 AM
With the gathering $hit-storm which is the american election season viewed through the fuzzy filter of Tim Berners-Lee's invention, I became misty-eyed remembering the happy daze of the early interweb - when acoustic couplers ruled the domestic environment and 2.4K was almost unimaginably fast.

When http did not yet exist, email could take three days and anyone who used a modem knew what CTS/RTS and loopback plugs were for - and how to solder them....

And the humour was so very much better (http://www.netogram.com/nutworks.htm)

I think that I shall never see a subroutine that works for me
a macro or a zero test that isn't just a rodent's nest
a string that doesn't always stray and mix up bit's in wild array
a process with re-entrant flair that isn't just a looping snare
routines whose timings are not slain when interrupts begin to rain
maybe god can make a tree but bugs are made by guys like me!

Paul Pless
08-12-2012, 11:45 AM
I still have my trash80. 300 baud modem i believe. . .

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
08-12-2012, 01:13 PM
... but prefer good whores.

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