Friday, August 20, 2010

Today I met

Today I met a man from Dubbo.

Today I met a woman from South Africa, who was cold and waiting for the bus. The right bus didn't come, and I left her standing there. She didn't believe it would ever be warm.

All the other people I saw today were people that I've met before.


Roger Parkinson said...

"Dubbo isn't a place, it's an idea."

We were working on a project in Sydney when this came up. Client wanted serious of fsite redundancy site. So if Sydney was nuked they could carry on okay.

Dubbo was given as an example but people got thinking we had decided on a specific place so 'Dubbo' became the name of the off site location. It prompted me to start trotting out this paraphrase from James Blish, Cities in Flight 'Earth isn't a place, it's an idea'

Well I thought it was funny at the time. Anyway, the project was canceled but we did pay a visit to Dubbo. Nice zoo.

Penthe said...

That's exactly what I thought, too. It's weird to meet people from Dubbo because it only has a conceputal reality. Thank you for verifying my world view, Roger.

And yes, nice zoo. I haven't been there for a long, long time.

Penni said...

I have never been to Dubbo.

But I love this blog post.

Ampersand Duck said...

Damn, Penni got there before me. I do love the way you blog.