A joke gone awry

This is a /. post which describes the origni of the “forward this e-mail and receive $$$ from Bill Gates” chain letter which has been “living” on the Internet since 1997. It’s been decades since I last saw one given out, but I hereby nominate Byran Mack for a “Elbow of the Year” award.

Even more apologies

I was unable to fix those posts yesterday. Short version of the excuse
== I was troubleshooting a video distribution system (cables!!!) and was
faced with the choice of editing text or five hours sleep. Guess which
one I chose.

As for the cause of the text problems, blame Microsoft.
Seems that even when you tell Outlook to use straight text to compose
messages, it still encodes things like equal signs (=). One more
support for my rant against claiming compliance with industry standards.