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Telemachus and HTTP

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I apparently need to get out more often. The pastor in church told the story of Telemachus walking across Asia and Europe to get to Rome, where he climbed into the floor of the Colosseum and demanded that the gladiators stop their fighting. He was killed (some accounts say a gladiator did it, some say the spectators did so), but he accomplished his goals—that was the last gladiator fight in Rome. The date was January 1, 404.

I immediately thought, "404: Gladiator not found."

demonsurfer
July 27, 2004 12:22 AM

LOL

digitalneal
July 27, 2004 2:22 PM

i love this post! very funny -- and no, you shouldn't feel too geeky. i actually laughed out loud in my office. well done... nm

Ben
August 2, 2004 2:27 AM

Hee!

doppler
August 14, 2004 9:02 PM

Reminds me of when our organization was planning a large event. Several activities were to take place in Meeting Room 404 at the Austin Hilton. During an all-staff planning meeting, my boss, who is a non-geek by most standards, wryly quipped "I can never find Room 404." I think about three of us among the 50 or so staff gathered there caught it.

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August 22, 2004 3:29 PM

Geekitude is a way of life

Excerpt: Written by: Kalsey I apparently need to get out more often. The pastor in church told the story of Telemachus walking across Asia and Europe to get to Rome, where he climbed into the floor of the Colosseum and demanded that the gladiators stop their f...

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