This old mainframe...
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 96 21:10:13 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: This old mainframe...
Forwarded-by: Pat Parseghian <email@example.com>
Forwarded-by: Marc Staveley
orig. src unknown....
"Proposed shows for a new cable channel targeting information systems
This Old Mainframe - Host Bob Vila revamps a Univac and shows you how
you can turn an old PC into a functional doorstep or other
Name That Software - Contestants attempt to identify well-known
business programs by looking at the least number of lines of code.
My Three Suns - Neighbors wonder why Steve Douglas keeps three UNIX
based work-stations in a suburban neighborhood.
Wang Can Cook - Chef Charles Wang blends together software in an
incomprehensible manner from companies he's purchased. Studio
guests grudingly pay ever higher prices for his creations.
Leave it to Spindler - The Spindler tries to earn money by selling
apples but finds he can't sell them for as much as he paid for
them; tries to make it up in volume. Ward, June and the Board of
WordPerfect Strangers - Larry decides that using groupware would be a
good way to meet women, but Balki's laser printer explodes ruining
any chances of connectivity.
Mayberry CPU - Andy discovers that his digital clock has more
intelligence than Goober. Aunt Bee debugs Floyd's electronic cash
The Honeymooners - Ralph dreams up a way to hit it rich with a 3-D
word processor, but it turns out to be vaporware. Ed makes
millions creating "Norton's Utilities".
Mr. Rom's Neigborhood - Mr. Rom puts young ones to sleep by reading
selections from various IBM documentation.
Says Me Street - Muppet like forms of Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and
Scott McNealy show children how to work and play together on the
information highway. Large character known as Big BlueBird is a
favorite of the kids although no one really knows why.
© 1996 Peter Langston