Tragedy in our hobby: Jay West ....
evan at snarc.net
Thu Dec 4 23:05:30 CST 2008
>>> Evan, you may want to consider an onlist apology.
Okay. Considering ..... Considered ... Ummm, no.
Some people didn't find it amusing. That's their right. We all have
different senses of humor. Other people DID think it was funny, including
our intrepid list owner himself, a few people who posted in reply, and one
guy who sent me a private email suggesting that the non-amused people should
get a grip.
To everyone who wrote something along the lines of, "How dare you, I know
someone who died!" .... Here's some WORSE news .... You're going to die
someday, too. So will I. So will Jay (hopefully not before the server
fills up again). My advice is, lighten up and enjoy life while you can. It
was a simple joke. Turn on CNN; there are better things to get anxious
Finally, to those who questioned my age, character, maturity, and social
circle: I will not defend any of that, because plenty of cc'talkers know me
off-list and will unconditionally vouch for me if asked.
P.s. - Will, I hope to see you at the MARCH party this weekend. :) Speaking
of which, if anyone from cctalk is NOT a member of MARCH ("Mid-Atlantic
Retro Computing Hobbyists," a.k.a. the VCF East guys) and wants to check us
out, this Satuday is a good time to do so. We're having an ultra-informal
swap meet and holiday party in "south-central" New Jersey. Email me
off-list for details.
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