IMAP Creator vs. UW: The Hidden Tale?

From: [redacted]
To: Alpine-info <>
Subject: [Alpine-info] The saga of Sir Crispin vs the UW (maybe)
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:14:58 -0600 (MDT)
User-Agent: Alpine 2.00 (OSX 1167 2008-08-23)

I was reading a Slashdot RSS article entitled "Extracting Meaning From
Millions of Pages" which turns out to be about Googles contribution to
the UW project called TextRunner.

I can just Sir Crispin being accosted by some friggin CS Dean or Head
of IS at UW with the assertion that UW will soon be going to bed with
Google, and would he and his compadres like to jump into the sack as
well? HOWEVER..... it means that you boys will have to give up Pine,
cuz we will need all the bodies we can get a hold of, to pull this

Sir Crispin proceeds to tell him/her/they to fuck their hats --- that
he's not interested in playing nice with an assholin', monopolistic
outfit like Google --- and anyway what's wrong with a kick-ass project
(used world-wide) like our own IMAP?

They say too bad! so sad....

Sir Crispin quickly responds with, "Fuck you and the computers you
hack on", and walks out into the limelight -- but not before hacking
Alpine, "in memoriam".

They say: Wait! We'll show that old hacker a thing or 2 -- we'll take
his personal UW web-pages away from him. That'll fix his hacking ass.



Any semblance of truth in the above fantasy, Mark - or would you
rather not say?

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