Today’s selected email.
To: [steering group members] Subject: (fwd) Sysadm meeting
We won’t be meeting this month prior to the sysadm meeting unless you have a burning desire to do so.
And if you do have a burning desire to do so, you may want to have that checked out by a doctor.
Of course we are also quoting 2001: A Space Odyssey in the Jabber chat room.
12:35:31 [sysadm]: ok, who tripped over the Internet plug? 12:36:33 [sysadm]: from the overwhelming response I’m guessing it was only the Flex building that just lost connectivity 12:38:31 [sysadm]: or maybe just everyone’s a lunch and I’m in here all alone 12:40:13 email@example.com: Affirmative, Dave, I read you. 12:40:29 [sysadm]: ack! 12:40:41 [sysadm]: and I didn’t even know you knew how to read lips 12:41:21 firstname.lastname@example.org: Yes, Dave, although you took thorough precautions against my hearing you 12:41:37 [sysadm]: ok, you can stop now, you’re creeping me out 12:42:07 [sysadm]: (expects your next line to be, “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”) 12:42:32 email@example.com: Look I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over. 12:43:10 [sysadm]: Open the pod bay doors Hal!