August 26th, 2011

krazy koati

I must be a hundred and nine

Location: an office. An open door is in the wall. A desk with computer is perpendicular the open door. Programmer is at the desk, typing. After a pause enters IT Person.

IT: Don't mind us.

[ Programmer types without noticing. ]

IT: I said not to mind us.

[ Programmer continues. ]

IT: Hey! [ Programmer looks up. ] I said don't mind us. [ IT Person exits. Programmer sits a few seconds, then stands partway. ]

Programmer: [ To the door ] And if you come back you'll get more of the same! ... [ To self ] Not enough of you to be an us.

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Trivia: As late as 1903 almost half the states in the United States limited the duration of corporate charters to between 20 and 50 years. Source: The Company: A Short History Of A Revolutionary Idea, John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge.

Currently Reading: The Big Switch: Rewiring The World, From Edison To Google, Nicholas Carr.