Where the hell is Redmond

Eric Feliu number6@pcbank.net
Mon Mar 6 17:30:00 GMT 2000

This has nothing to do with cygwin
Plus who cares?
This guy has too much time on his hands.
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From:	KRISTOF.DOFFING@lhsystems.com [SMTP:KRISTOF.DOFFING@lhsystems.com]
Sent:	Monday, March 06, 2000 5:45 AM
To:	cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com
Subject:	AW: Where the hell is Redmond

Glenn, you say it: "the phrase "forward slash" is very descriptive".
I think *everybody* understands that, even without many word of explanation.

And: Where the hell is Redmond ????

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> ----------
> Von: 	Glenn Spell[SMTP:glenn@gs.fay.nc.us]
> Antwort an: 	cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com
> Gesendet: 	Sonntag, 5. Marz 2000 17:18
> An: 	cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com
> Betreff: 	What is a "forward slash" (Was: changing mount)
> On 5 Mar 2000 around 12:47PM (+0200) Michael Hirmke wrote:
> > Use forward slashes for the mount command.
> Michael, this is not directed at you. I've been in the closet with
> this for years hoping someone else would bring it into the public
> eye... I'm tired of waiting... now is the time!
>   This is a slash:  /
>   This is a backslash:  \
>   There is no such thing as a "forward slash".
> The phrase "forward slash" is very confusing.
> What is a forward slash. Well, it's probably not a slash because its
> very name implies that it is something other than a slash. It's name
> indicates that it's something like a slash but different. Hmm...
> ...well, the phrase "forward slash" is very descriptive.  In American
> and English writing and reading the starting point is always at the
> top left. From there things progress forward across to the right and
> down to the bottom.
> Starting at the top left and progressing in a "forward" direction
> we arrive at "\" as the representation of a so-called "forward
> slash". This seems reasonable since a "forward slash" must be
> something other than a slash.
> But wait, that symbol already has a name... backslash.  A backslash
> tends to "point" towards the backside of the character following it,
> hence the name "backslash".
> So, if there were to be such an thing as a forward slash it would
> indeed be the exact same thing as a backslash.  Why use two words
> to describe something that already has a very descriptive and
> recognizable name. That only makes sense if you live, work, and have
> your being in Redmond.
> In Redmond, a lot of folks don't live in the real world.  If the
> phrase "forward slash" originally came from Redmond, and I strongly
> suspect that it did, then there's no way to know what it really
> means.
> Actually, I'm waiting for folks to start using the phrase "backward
> slash"... then it will really get interesting.
> -glenn
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