[conspire] Fwd: PenLUG this week - VoIP/Asterisk with Dr Sameer Verma

Nick Moffitt nick at zork.net
Wed Jun 27 01:42:08 PDT 2007

Heather Stern:
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 04:03:10PM -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> > On 6/25/07, Bill Ward <bill at wards.net> wrote:
> > >Sorry, it doesn't work that way.  What one spouse says is a
> > >reflection on both.
> > ?  I thought that was no longer true in this century.  At least not
> > in the Bay Area.
> It's certainly not been true in *my* household, either in this
> century, or the last :)

I'm going to go all <aol> here and join the "Er wha?  Not in my
household, that's for sure!" list.  

It sounds like a throwback to the social structures invented during the
Industrial Revolution, when spouses were suddenly expected to keep
completely separate but complementary roles in the household.  The
rhetoric of the time was that the married couple should act like a
business partnership and present a united front in all arenas.  This was
partly to try and control the side effects of the very new trend for the
husband leaving home every morning to work in the new factory or office
jobs instead of staying home to do piecework alongside the rest of the

Anyway, it's not a concept I ever expected to hear.  Perhaps you could
explain this philosophy to us, and give us examples of how you carry it
out in your own life.

"virii" would be the plural of the mythical masculine        Nick Moffitt
noun "virius". The neuter plural of "virus" would be        nick at zork.net
"vira" (as "opus" & "opera"), and "viri" is the plural
of the masculine "vir" (man). It really is "viruses"!

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