Usenix versus Uniforum
limonce at pilot.njin.net
Wed Dec 5 12:50:10 AEST 1990
In article <7856.27582da2 at jetson.uh.edu> elee4fg at jetson.uh.edu writes:
> I am confused. Since I am new to Unix world, I am confused to the
> different between Usenix and Uniforum.
I've been waiting to post something (sarcastic) like this for a while:
UniForum: 3 days, 10,000 sales people. All of them want you
to buy their product.
Usenix: 6 days, 4,000 (?) technical people. All of them want you to
come and work for you.
Common phrase heard:
UniForum: "It's the best on the market!"
Usenix: "Now that we're drunk, wanna break into to foof and rool
around with their satelite dish?"
UniForum: Business suit and jacket.
Usenix: Clothes? But officer it's soooo hot out here on the foof!
War story you're likely hear:
UniForum: "My First X-Windows Experience"
Usenix: "When 10 bytes was a lot of RAM"
How to find fun:
Usenix: Look for signs that offer to "save your face".
UniForum: Look for the signs that say, "free bus back to Usenix"
(Of course I'm ONLY kidding! I enjoy both. They're just VERY
different and you get VERY different things out of both.)
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