GNUPG! You need to get some ENCRYPTION, BUB.

     
 

Networking In a Post-Apocalyptic World
1999-10-20 11:23:01


Y2K Madness
 
Let's stop using money and go explore space together.
-- S. Dallas, Esq.

 

Hey, monkey boy! Know what the RAVENING HORDES are going to do with a scrawny good-for-nothing like you after Y2K? They're going to ROAST you and EAT you. Damn straight! That is... unless you find some way to make yourself useful.

Face it, TECHHEAD, your only skills in life involve 100Base-T, IRQs, and Capture-the-Flag fragfests. But, COME the APOCALYPSE, wide-area networks are going to be few and far between (har har), since there will be A) no electricity B) no telcos and C) a general lack of enterprise commitment and leadership in the realm of information technology strategies.

Sure, maybe back in 1997 you could have started gaining some REAL skills, like how to wrangle burros or how to make a windmill. But we're 2-1/2 months before the millenium, BUB, and frankly you've never shown much aptitude with those mitts of yours, anyways. Face it: you don't have time to learn to survive on your own.

So the question becomes: when the horsemen clad in blood-crusted furs descend on the remnants of your suburban village, how can you appear USEFUL to your new BARBARIAN OVERLORD? The answer is simple, my man: PACKET RADIO!

Packet radio is a networking technology that uses ham radio frequencies to make them COMPUTERS talk to each other over long distances -- without the heavy equipment needed for land lines or microwave or satellite (if those things are still up). You can build a perfectly workable BATTLE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE with equipment that you looted from the charred remains of the Radio Shack (TM) at the Olde Towne Centre.

Packet is an excellent technology. You should get licensed TODAY -- I'm working on mine right now. Join the POST-APOCALYPTIC TECHNO-ELITE: learn PACKET RADIO!

Over.  End of Story.  Go home now.

wary@pigdog.org


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