Dragaera and Shakespeare [Spoiler for POTD]

Thu Feb 27 18:47:24 PST 2003

On Thu, 2003-02-27 at 20:43, Mark A Mandel wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, someone wrote:
> #>  or running Windows.
> #
> Huh????
> What is this about, please?
> When you wrote this, you knew what you were replying to, but there's no
> way for anyone else to tell short of going back through the thread,
> which he may have deleted most of already. There's usually a broad range
> of acceptability between quoting too much and quoting too little, but
> this is definitely too little.

Actually, he had an empty reply and just quoted to words.  The original
message was by Philip Hart.  Here's what he Philip wrote:

> Ok, I was trying to preserve some sort of people/non-people language
> distinction - one doesn't criticize one's computer, one reboots it or
> downloads a new RPM or tells it to kill some annoying process.  It
> have a moral failure, the hard drive fails or it's badly configured or
> running Windows.  I think computers will be susceptible to mental
> but to me that means that "mental illness" doesn't mean what people
> (what people say they "think" - oh, crap, foreget it).

Oh, and it wasn't that hard to figure out what Julie was quoting due to
having a mail client that understands threads and the In-Reply-To: mail
header :)