### Mathematics of getting it (prism function)

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We all react from where we are, who sees the big picture ? ...

Consider a function R(x) = y, denoting 'first response upon getting it' defined over the domain X = {people with their dominant predisposition} mapping to range Y = {"first post-getting-it thought in their heads"}.

Then R(x) can be defined for the following x E X:

R{gun nut} = "I'll stock up on ammo"

R{gardener} = "I'll buy non-hybrid seed"

R{car nut} = "I'll get a 4 x 4"

R{new-ager} = "it'll herald the age of aquarius"

R{programmer} = "if I can fix my code, so can everybody else!"

R{PC 'user'} = "I know! I'll set the date forward and test it!"

R{Reconstructionist} = "Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned"

R{Christian} = "but what sayest thou?"

-- runway cat (runway_cat@hotmail.com), January 16, 1999

Hark! Yon Runway provoketh an idea. Since potential calamity threateneth to invoketh 1299 levvels ofe science; henceforthh, I proposeth that alle furrther languaage be pronounceth in Olde English. Yea, This manner ofe speking will sloweth proggres to thy levvels ofe future technology and alloweth time to adjusteth and moreover reduceth long winded post (as practice is sorely needed I'm sure) therre by saving timme frome deciphering bull dunge. Wot say ye knaves?

-- Type r (Sortapreparin@polly.anna), January 16, 1999.

John 8

-- vronsky (vronsky@anna.com), January 16, 1999.

R{De Jager} = "hey, I can make a million dollars!"

R{Clinton} = "now I can be President for life."

R{Milne} = "no more buttheads ...."

R{BigDog} = "uh-oh, where will I get Alpo?"

Hey, it's Saturday and I'm just having a little fun. Other ideas (light on the cruelty)?

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), January 16, 1999.

R{Leska} = "Thank God, I can finally die early."

-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), January 16, 1999.

R{No Spam Please} = "Gotta get a different handle."

-- No Spam Please (anon@ymous.com), January 16, 1999.

BIGDOG:

Are you sure you don't want some browns Dog Pound Biscuits?

CR

a little inside humor for the Clevelandites. I DO know BigDog from the Dog Pound! LOL

-- Chuck, night driver (rienzoo@en.com), January 16, 1999.

Chuck,

ARF! I'll get some and O2 it into my doggie bowl for long-term storage.

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), January 17, 1999.