Date: Tue, 25 May 93 23:29:42 PDT
Subject: NT forward
From: Keith Bostic <bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU>
Actually I have SOLID information that Windows NT will be distributed in
chain letter form. Within 60 days you will receive a letter containing a
list of names and addresses, along with instructions to write 10 lines of
C code and send them to the address at the top of the list before you add
your name at the bottom and mail copies to 84 of your friends. Having
done that you will simply simply sit back and wait a few weeks to receive
12.5 million lines of NT source code, which you will then compile and link
to form your NT system.
DO NOT break the chain. Microsoft has spent billions figuring out what to
do to people who break the chain. One beta tester forgot to mail his
source code, and within ten days his system was attacked by a virus and
then destroyed by a power surge. A woman told her friend not to respond
to the pre-release letter, and within hours she fell into a hole and was
devoured by poisonous NT bugs! Another man sent the letter back to
Microsoft, and within weeks he began hallucinating and ended up in
a mental hospital, endlessly repeating the word "downsizing".
Don't tell anyone that you heard this from me.
© 1993 Peter Langston