> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Welton [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 1999 4:01 PM
> To: Debian Development
> Subject: [debian-humor] Re: Freeze date for potato?
> On Fri, May 07, 1999 at 03:34:33PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Argh. I've been waiting (and have put a major project on hold) for
> > the past half year. I can't afford to wait much longer.
> And then, lo, before the unwashed Masses, Guido did descend from the
> Heavens, and lo, they were contented, because unto them was brought
> the mighty Python. And thusly the Serpent came to be revered
> throughout the Land, as the Masses cast out the Mass of Line Noise
> that was known as Perl. And yet, in a far Corner of the Land, did
> dwell those who spoke ill of Guido and his beloved Python, and loudly
> did they grumble about the lack of Braces in the Code - as they had
> yet to see the Light unto them brought forth.
For in those days the masses were made to puzzle over their code,
and though one would write with Perlish grace, yet others would
shake their heads in great puzzlement over it and all gnashed their teeth
and tore at their clothes, and yea even some were made to wear
And then the mighty Python came forth and lo, all were able to see
and understand, and it was as if great veils were lifted and all
who could see the code were made to understand...