Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 08:58:16 -0400
Reply-To: Joe Whitehurst <email@example.com>
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From: Joe Whitehurst <joewhite@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Re: OT: Insightful conference
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Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET> replied:
>> > "Joe Whitehurst" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > Where
bozo? My little 1GB flash memory device weighs about 25grams and
about .37 cubic inches and that includes the plastic case. Don't you
think the 2000s will be known for how memory shrank? Before the first
decade is out, the engineers will have put 894GB inside the head of a
not the point.
>> Now, if only they could do that with regards to human courtesy.
>They've done that already. I've met people whose courtesy has
shrunk down to the size of a pinhead.
>-- Tangentially-related thought for the day --
BTW, wasn't it Fred Allen who said about 80 years ago:
"You could put all the sincerity in Hollywood in an ant's navel and
still have room for an agent's soul and two artichioke hearts."
>David Cassell, CSC
>Senior computing specialist
Well, 'tis no matter; courtesy pricks me on. Yea, but how if courtesy prick me off when I come on? How then? Can courtesy set to a leg? No. Or an arm? No. Or take away the grief of a wound? No. Courtesy hath no skill in surgery them? No. What is courtesy? A word. What is that word courtesy? Air--a trim reckoning! Who hath it? He that died a Wednesday. Doth he feel it? No. Doth he hear it? No. 'Tis insensible then? Yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living? No. Why? Detraction will not suffer it. Therefore I'll none of it. Courtesy is a mere scutcheon--and so ends my catechism.