The value of posting to FoRK

Ernest Prabhakar (
Fri, 8 Aug 97 11:05:30 -0700

Ahem. I thought we had all agreed that having the critical insight to join
FoRK makes you part of the (3%)^4, whereas to even dare to face the slings
and arrows of outrageous geekdom by posting raises you to the (3%)^5.
Surely, then, that one characteristic alone "of posting here" is sufficient
elevate JoeB from "smart guy" to "best asset" (give or take a suffix). After
all, even Bill Gates isn't clueful enough to want to join FoRK...

-- Ernie P.

P.S. And yes, we've now met JoeB in the flesh, so he is not really Billy in

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>> [Ron]
>> JoeB is probably the best asset Microsoft has.

> [Adam]
> I don't mean this as a slant on JoeB because I really like the guy,
> you severely underestimate Microsoft.

Very true. The only thing that separates me from the many other bright
people at Microsoft is that I can fool myself into thinking that part of
my job as researcher is to B.S. with the outside world, and in
particular to post here...

- Joe

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