[gclist] Semi off topic humor.
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 08:03:04 -0600
ANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. (Reuter) - The bodies of 39 men and women, cloaked
in purple shrouds, were found in a million-dollar California mansion in
what police Thursday said appeared to be a mass suicide.
Cmdr. Alan Fulmer of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department told an
early-morning news conference the cause of death was directly attributable
to the cultists use of Microsoft Corporation's popular web-browsing
software Internet Explorer.
The religious group designed computer web pages that were "best viewed with
Internet Explorer 3.0"
Fulmer said that "when they discovered that Internet Explorer was not going
to fully support Java, they had no choice but to kill themselves." He
continued "only the seriously disturbed or religiously fanatic would
design web sites for Internet Explorer". An unidentified officer added
"they should have been using Netscape like all sane people do."
Police said there was no sign the deaths were related to Saturday's incident
in Quebec when five members of a doomsday cult called the Solar Temple died
in a blazing house in an apparent ritual suicide pact.
Charles Fiterman Geodesic Systems
414 North Orleans Suite 410 Phone 312 832 1221 x223
Chicago IL 60610-4418 FAX 312 832 1230
I see where the California chapter of the Jack
Kevorkian Fan Club has held their first convention.