[CentOS] OT Open Cobol

Tue May 1 18:48:31 UTC 2012
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Mon, April 30, 2012 19:40, Scott Silva wrote:
> on 4/27/2012 8:04 AM m.roth at 5-cent.us spake the

>> It really is past time to migrate to another language, y'know. You
>> could
>> probably move it to something  like perl fairly easily, or even
>> *bleah*
>> java.
>>         mark
> Just think how much money you could earn at Y3K!!!  <<DUCKS>> ;)

A former IBM programmer analyst who had invested heavily in the dot
com bubble and who had realized his millions before the collapse fell
deathly ill.  Faced with the inevitability of his imminent death he
decided to chance the untried technology of cryonics to evade death
until a cure be found.  Having gambled once and won, given the
circumstance, he felt no compunction about doing so again, albeit this
time with his life and not his life savings.

He awoke in a lighted chamber surrounded by people clothed in strange
garb and accoutred even more strangely.  Groggily he asked, "What date
is it?"   He felt, rather than heard, the reply, "9997 CE, or as you
might know it, AD 9997."  "It took that long to find a cure?" he
asked. "No" came the reply.  "Then why have you awakened me now?" he
asked again. "It says here that you know COBOL." came the reply. . .

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