PNG the "Scare Monger" & Remote Control Toilets. . .greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
If you've appreciated PNG's posts in the past (or not), and you find his perspective and analysis valuable, you've got to check this out!
Be sure to follow the link to "Scare Mongering" too!
-- Hardliner (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 06, 1999
What a hoot--and I love Milne's quote! Seriously, I've been following PNG's site for a while and it's always enlightening. Nice to see what he looks like too...now if we only knew his name.... Kitty in VA
-- Kitty in VA (email@example.com), January 06, 1999.
First name Peter.
He had his name at the bottom of his web page a couple of days ago but just checked and not there now
-- Martin Thompson (Martin@aol.com), January 06, 1999.
ROFL! I love it. You all must check this out. Here's a tidbit:
"Warning: This link will take you to a page containing words. These words are arranged in an order that may require the reader to use deductive logic and reasoning. For your protection, special emergency escape buttons have been installed on this page. If you feel yourself becoming "mongered," please activate an escape button - you will be linked immediately to Yahoo.com, from which you may travel to a place far, far away. "
And I like this one:
"PNG descibed some of the clever techniques used by the NER senders: "They usually start out 'I really liked your essay about...' which is usually a dead give-away, then finish by saying 'STOP SCARING EVERYONE! You guys are all alike..."
uh oh...I think I said this to someone's essay earlier ;)
-- Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 07, 1999.
Hardliner, When I hit the part about the remote control toilets, well, just about lost it!
In the early 1980's I worked for an Information Broker with a few major Japanese clients, among others. The amount of technical information they "acquired" from the U.S. public domain sources was awesome. And their focus on the minutia was equally so. When PNG talks about how they scrutinize every last iota of information, hes not kidding!
Japans toast isnt just burnt, its crumbled. But theyll study it, over and over and over, so no mistakes will be made when they finally attempt to fix it, soon.
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), January 07, 1999.