Reply to post: Back in the 90s...

A ghoulish tale of pigs, devs and docs revived from the dead

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Back in the 90s...

There was a demo for some of this newfangled internet technology.

However, as the technology was still a work in progress, the demo involved a certain amount of smoke and mirrors. And the person doing the demo had been given clear instructions about where the smoke and mirrors were placed.

Alas, said person was nervous and strayed from the script. Cue some furious hackery in the background as the tekkies supporting the demo had to try and fake up the S&M elements in realtime.

The main tekkie in question is not a small chap; he'd have made a fine rugby forward or viking berserker. As such, when the demo-presenter cheerfully came over afterwards and proclaimed "well, that all went well, didn't it!", he very nearly got throttled...

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