[sf-lug] Fwd: who is alex morton

Alex Kleider a_kleider at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 29 20:20:21 PST 2008

--- Kristian Erik Hermansen <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 29, 2008 6:48 PM, Alex Kleider <a_kleider at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Who are the "We" in "We are all unsure...?"
> > ...and of what is it that you are unsure?
> "We" is me and others on a few mailing lists.  We are unsure of who
> the subject is in the story and if he and his girlfriend (and
> everyone
> involved -- the chunky secretary, the computer store guy, the coke
> snortin marketing guy) actually exist(ed)...
> > I sent a query to my nephew who lives in Vancouver asking him if
> he's
> > heard of Alex Morton. I found the piece entertaining and certainly
> > creative but ....  He's no Shakespear!
> > I'll let you know if/what my nephew (also Alex Kleider) reports.
> > My guess is he may never have been to California, and if he has, it
> was
> > as a tourist. ..although to his credit he's got some of the local
> > geography pegged.
> Yes, creative.  Revolutionary?  No!  I am not a fan of Shakespeare
> though -- so call me ignorant.  I hated being force fed all of his
> works in school, so perhaps that is why.  It is better when you
> stumble on a work of literature and you feel as if it is your own.
> I've been to Vancouver BC, skiing and such in the area --
> Whistler/Blackcomb is there.  But who is the character in the story?
> I thought it was himself.  Perhaps I am just naive.  I thought it was
> a real guy.  With the evidence that he seems to have been the
> inventor
> of a mouse, it actually might be true.  I don't see much about the
> guy
> (or the characters) on the net though...
> -- 
> Kristian Erik Hermansen
> "Know something about everything and everything about something."
I'd be willing to make a small wager that it is all fiction.
What was it in the story that lead you to believe he may have invented
the mouse?
I thought he talked about windows (not dos;) windows didn't exist
before the mouse, n'est pas?
By the way, "Shakespear" was being used as a _metaphor_ (as "great
literature.") I don't pretend to be a fan but he does have a

ps this hasn't much to do with linux, but it is an interesting little thread.

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