[LINK] Microsoft cops standards attack
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Apr 19 21:50:14 EST 2005
Bernard Robertson-Dunn <brd at iimetro.com.au>:
>Microsoft cops standards attack
Great article, thanks Bernard (and I even walked past the door of the
conference today, without sampling the papers ...).
But the quote?
>I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the
>clothes line to dry and he was greatly admired by his fellow citizens
>for having discovered a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper.
>-- Damon Runyon
American short-story writer and humorist, companion to Al Capone,
Jack Dempsey, Babe Ruth, Arnold Rothstein and Walter Winchell -
legendary reporter who gained fame with his tales of the gambling,
racing and criminal world ...
(tanks ta da Finn! http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/runyon.htm )
But what proportion of today's Dads would know what the concept of
changing a nappy is?
Cloth? Wash it?? They used to do *that*???
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