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From: ron minnich <>
To: Ron Natalie <>
Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: v8 /etc/motd
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2023 13:00:00 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

"you might have mail" -- nice.

Kind of like the Plan 9
"Press almost any key to reboot..."

This was from the late Jim McKie, who realized that the PC keyboard
had a few keys that would not count as a keypress.

jmk once claimed to me, with a smile on his face, that Ken said the
message was pedantic :-)

On Tue, Aug 8, 2023 at 12:44 PM Ron Natalie <> wrote:
> My favorite MOTD is:
> You might have mail.
> I told one of my student operators that if he put that in there before
> the morning was out, someone would be in my office to tell me they got
> the message but they didn’t have any mail.
> I wasn’t expecting it to be one of my senior programmers.   Well, it
> only said you MIGHT have mail.
> Somewhere there was a post circulating around with humorous MOTDs.
> That was on it, I believe.

  reply	other threads:[~2023-08-08 20:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-08-08 19:25 [TUHS] " ron minnich
2023-08-08 19:44 ` [TUHS] " Ron Natalie
2023-08-08 20:00   ` ron minnich [this message]
2023-08-09 22:43     ` Kenneth Goodwin
2023-08-09 14:27 ` Norman Wilson
2023-08-10  1:03 ` Bakul Shah
2023-08-10  8:16 Steve Simon

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