May 18, 2004

Make Way for Packets

Rose pointed me to this page, written by the man who created the "ping" command for UNIX. It tells the story of the command, but more importantly (or more amusingly, anyway), it also features a great Amazon customer review of the children's book "The Story of Ping" (about halfway down the page), which reviews the book as if it is an allegory for the ping command. Brilliant.

Posted by Francis at 04:57 PM

wow! actual physiological response to that post. PING! i had that book.

now that i think of it, all i can remember is a bunch of the same kind of animal got spanked every night by a chinese guy, but now i don't know what animal it was. ducks maybe?

Posted by: amber at May 19, 2004 02:15 PM