I didn't really send this

Joe Barrera (joebar@MICROSOFT.com)
Sat, 12 Jul 1997 21:08:28 -0700

Old bits, perhaps, but one of the coolest Easter eggs I've ever heard

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Recently one of my friends, a computer wizard, paid me a visit. As we
talking I mentioned that I had recently installed Windows NT 4.0 on my
told him how happy I was with this operating system and showed him the
Windows NT 4.0 CD. To my surprise he threw it into my microwave oven
turned on the oven. Instantly I got very upset, because the CD had
precious to me, but he said: 'Do not worry, it is unharmed.' After a
minutes he took the CD out, gave it to me and said: 'Take a close look
it.' To my surprise the CD was quite cold to hold and it seemed to be
heavier than before. At first I could not see anything, but on the
edge of the central hole I saw an inscription, an inscription finer than
anything I have ever seen before. The inscription shone piercingly
and yet remote, as if out of a great depth:


'I cannot understand the fiery letters,' I said.

'No, but I can,' he said. 'The letters are Hex, of an ancient mode, but
the language is that of Microsoft, which I shall not utter here. But in
common English this is what it says:'

One OS to rule them all,
One OS to find them,
One OS to bring them all,
and in the darkness bind them
in the land of Redmond where the shadows are.

- Joe

Joseph S. Barrera III (joebar@microsoft.com)
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