Re: Who was it?

  • From: Neil Doane <caine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 15:56:31 -0700

...and the 2000 Technocratic Award for "Best Tangent in a Rant vs. a 
Ziff-Davis Author" goes to:

* Troy V. Barkmeier (barky@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) on [07-19-00 12:58] did utter:
> This kind of idiocy has to be genetic. I'll bet if we looked back to the 
> year 1443 in Mainz, Germany, we'd find Johannes Christian Dvorak, a 
> failed monk, sitting in his hovel writing a monograph entitled "Was ist 
> oben mit dieser beweglichen Artsache?", bemoaning the fact that 
> innovation in the metalworking and leather-punching industries was at an 
> all-time low now that movable type was the latest fad among artisans. And 
> then he almost certainly brought his masterpiece down the street for his 
> buddy Gutenberg to print several copies, and sold them on the street for 
> a pfennig each so that he could buy enough beer and pretzels to keep 
> himself alive for another week.


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