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Subject:Re: humor From:Ad absurdum per aspera <JTCHEW -at- LBL -dot- GOV> Date:Fri, 25 Jun 1993 16:47:13 GMT
> "A modern Navy cruiser now requires 26 tons of manuals.
> This is enough to affect the vessel's performance."
> - david mankins
> Do you think my programmers were trying to say something?
Possibly that the Air Force is migrating to CD-ROM and so
should the swabb^H^H^H^H^H Navy? :)
This sort of thing, incidentally, is nothing new -- Donald
Douglas coined his Law more than half a century ago, to wit,
"When the weight of the paperwork equals the weight of the
airplane, the airplane will fly."
For some real grins along these lines, I highly recommend
_Augustine's Laws_, by Martin Marietta honcho Norman Augustine.
"Just another personal opinion from the People's Republic of Berkeley"