David O'Brien wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 01:17:01AM -0700, Terry Lambert wrote:
> > Julian Elischer wrote:
> > > > > For $500-$600 I can put you on a 500MHz 21164 Alpha.
> > > > > I've invested $2500 from my own pocket in Alpha hardware,
> > > > > so others with nice Bay Area saleries can too. :-)
> > > >
> > > > Remember that Julian is freshly married...
> > > > Maybe he can be sent an Alpha as a wedding present...
> > > Hey cool down guys...
> > ???
> > He had a ":-)" and I had a joke in response... I don't think
> > either of us were anything other than joking...
> I don't know why you think that.  I was, and am, 110% serious.


I'll just point out how naieve it is to believe that a newlywed
can make a major purchase decision for a toy that will only
benefit one partner, and do so through the auspice of having
him spend time with it instead of her, and put him in a foul
mood, swearing at the little box, while learning a new assembly
language for a processor Intel is about to End-Of-Life...

8-) 8-)

PS: Peter seems to have done the work anyway, so no matter how
    serious you were, the objection on behalf of the Alpha is
    not itself an objection any longer...

PPS: Amazing, how much of the grunt work is shouldered by the
     married Australians arouns here...

-- Terry

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