Re: ASCII Consortium

From: Tex Texin (
Date: Mon Sep 13 1999 - 19:44:29 EDT

And the beer is probably cold...

Administrator wrote:
> Markus so generously pointed us to:
> The proprietor of the ASCII Consortium shamelessly appropriated not
> only that spiffy, sparkly "real nineties" Unicode look & feel in
> those gorgeous drop-dead colors, but actually purloined some of the
> exquisite slick Warholesque artwork, and even *gasp!* "liberated"
> that pillar of quixotic design, the Unicode Copyright notice itself!
> Have those Brits no shame??? (Check the bottom center of the
> so-called "ASCII Consortium" web page where it says "Copyright
> 1991-1999 Unicode, Inc." Tsk tsk tsk. What a careless counterfeit
> job! I'm glad this guy's not printing *my* money...) And if you dig
> into the HTML page source, you'll see blatantly ripped off bits of
> HTML and even the word "Unicode" still appears right there in the
> file. But none of the links go anywhere... Sheesh...
> I'm sure that will soon be hearing from a mob
> of big hairy lawyers with bulging briefs... How big and hairy will
> those lawyers be? As big and hairy as some of the Unicode members, I
> suppose... Heh heh heh... I wonder if the "solicitors" at the
> University of Southampton are hairy? They're probably beardless
> wimps who no doubt drink watery American "beer" in half-pint
> quantities...
> Rick

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