A classic story that bears reposting:
"We're having a problem sending email out of the department."
"What's the problem?" I asked.
"We can't send mail more than 500 miles," the chairman explained.
I choked on my latte. "Come again?"
"We can't send mail farther than 500 miles from here," he repeated. "A little bit more, actually. Call it 520 miles. But no farther."
The Case of the 500-Mile Email: http://ibiblio.org/harris/500milemail
@noelle It's a fun story, but most of the details stated in there don't make any sense. Personally, i think the author shouldn't have framed a story that has about the scientific accuracy as your average episode of Star Trek in a context that makes it look like a factually correct anecdote.
@tauli I'm interested in which details you believe are incorrect for a story set in 1994.
@tauli You're nitpicking details; if that's enough to make you cringe, go ahead.
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