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Re: Packet Loss

  • From: Stephen Stuart
  • Date: Fri Dec 15 16:07:18 2000

> 	Young people these days have it too easy,  Why, when I was a lad, 
> we had to stay up all night slaving over cuneiform tablets, then load 
> them into reed baskets on the backs of donkeys bright and early the 
> following morning for the trek to the abacus room.  And none of that 
> binary or decimal stuff, either - it was straight sexagesimal.  But try 
> to tell the young folks of today was it used to be like and they ignore you.

At least *you* had *donkeys*. We carried *our* cuneiform tablets in
baskets on our *backs*, through the snow, uphill both ways.