Good for a chuckle, but, like the one ring to Bombadil, the on os has no
power over those of us who [sic] "think different." Three cheers for mac os
>Subject: [mythsoc] Fwd: HUMOUR: Windows98 meets The Lord Of The Rings
>Date: Mon, Sep 6, 1999, 12:19 PM
>> >Recently one of my friends, a computer wizard, paid me a visit. As we were
>> >talking I mentioned having recently installed Windows 98 on my PC and
>> >am very happy with this operating system. I also showed him the Windows 98
>> >CD, to my surprise he threw it into my microwave oven and turned it on.
>> >Instantly I got very upset, because the CD had become precious to me, but
>> >said, "Do not worry, it is unharmed."
>> >After a few minutes he took the CD out, gave it to me and said, "Take a
>> >close look at 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 then on the inner edge
>> >of the central hole I saw an inscription; an inscription finer than
>> >I have ever seen before.
>> >The inscription shone piercingly bright, and yet remote, as if out of a
>> >great depth:
>> > 4F6E65204F5320746F2072756C65207468656D20616C6C2C204F6E65204F5320746
>> > F2066696E64207468656D2CDA4F6E65204F5320746F206272696E67207468656D20
>> > 616C6C20616E6420696E20746865206461726B6E6573732062696E64207468656D
>> >"I cannot understand the fiery letters," I said.
>> >"No," he said, "but I can. The letters are Hex, of an ancient mode, but
>> >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."