Re: Whee, Greased HedgeHog on Steroids, take 2

Andrew E. Mileski (
Fri, 3 May 1996 09:56:10 -0400 (EDT)

> Derrik> A platypus? You wan to compare Linux to such an ugly,
> Derrik> oddball creature? Scary. Very, very scary.
> in fact, the platypus is incredibly graceful; an agile, quick-thinking
> creature, very well suited to its environment, sleek, fast,
> responsive ...
> hmmm. my vote for 2.0 being the Platypus release!?

I can't help but think of the line from the Hitchiker's Guide to
The Galaxy (Douglas Adams):

"Looks like a cat. Moves like a fish. Steers like a cow."

(Ford Prefect describing the black ship - the one with black
buttons that lit up black to let you know you did something.
Obviously it was designed for a species that could perceive
different wavelengths of the EM spectrum than humans).

Note: I don't in any way feel Linux is a cow. X maybe ;-)

With all these animals, does it mean Linus is "Ol' MacDonald?" :-)

Sorry, I'll be quiet now.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Project