Fun_People Archive
26 Oct
News of the Winnet

Date: Tue, 26 Oct 93 15:57:26 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: News of the Winnet

 From: vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU!bostic (Keith Bostic)
 From: (mathew)

In article <>, John Pettitt <> wrote:
>I propose the creation of a group for the discussion of the 'winnet'
>UUCP / mail for Windows software.   This software has been released
>from beta now and the internal winnet.all groups are being closed down.
>It seems appropriate to have a discussion group outside the winnet
>distribution to promote independence from the providor of the software.

I don't know quite how to break it to you, but in the UK "winnet" is a
well-known slang term meaning "piece of shit which clings to the
anus".  See, for example, the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which
uses the derogatory expression "winnet-ridden Vogons" in the second
radio series.

Your marketing chaps might like to consider renaming the product.

( P.S. This is not a joke. )

[=] © 1993 Peter Langston []