Re: GeeK: RE: The first time on the web.

Matthew Undy (
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 18:35:41 -0400 (EDT)

If you've tried to visit the site, I think this is precisely what is
happening with their server.


On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Joe Barrera wrote:

> Well I can see that we'll see parodies of this site for years (well,
> internet years) to come.
> Come and meet Diane and Mike, two 23 year old "Honor" "students" who have
> recently "graduated" from "college", and are looking forward to starting
> their own commercial web site. They are as close to being "typical
> All-American" kids as you can get. Active in school and church. Well liked
> by family, friends, and their community - but when it comes to
> mission-critical applications, they are both virgins. Their lives are going
> to change in a unique and dramatic way. They are about to leave the safety
> of youth, accept the challenges of adulthood, and take that frightening ...
> but lucrative, step of trying to patch together a pile of broken software
> into something that works (at least some of the time). There's one big
> difference...they are going to let the world come along and witness their
> lives over a 18 day period as this adventure unfolds -- every blue screen,
> every corrupted filesystem, every lost customer -- as they install NT and
> IIS, call Microsoft support, scramble to try to understand the cryptic
> writings of MSDN and TechNet, and generally, lose their innocence together
> ....
> Joseph S. Barrera III
> {allegra,ihnp4,decvax}!microsoft!joebar
> <>
> The opinions expressed in this message are my own personal views.
> As if you couldn't figure that out.