Re: CHAT: "Intercom" article

Subject: Re: CHAT: "Intercom" article
From: Hank Stanley <arjohns -at- ADNC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 08:53:39 -0800

At 08:34 AM 3/5/97 -0500, you wrote:
>The term in question is "Klatu, barrada nickto". (the entire entry is
>"You have a sign next to your computer: 'Klatu, barrada nickto'". I
>don't get it!

That was a classic line by Michael Rennie who was speaking to Gort. If
you're under 30 it wouldn't mean much. But, the first time I saw that
movie I memorized that line just to be ready. One day. . . I was gonna be
the only kid who could communicate properly. Me and H. B. Caltenbourne.
And maybe Patricia O'Neal.

Yes, I'm a tech writer. Why do you ask?

Hank Stanley arjohns -at- adnc -dot- com
The word artisan 70323 -dot- 2107 -at- compuserve -dot- com

"Language is a poor enough means of communication as it is.
So we ought to use all the words we've got."
Henry Drummond
Inherit the Wind - Act 1, scene II

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