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The Old New Thing: Practical Development Throughout the Evolution of Windows by Raymond Chen

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Chapter Twenty-One. Silliness

LIFE IS NOT all seriousness, of course. Here are some sillier things that happened.

The much-misunderstood “nop” action

THE PRINTERS WERE reconfigured in our building, and we got an announcement that went like this:

Subject: Printer/Copier Reconfiguration

*Action Required*

blah blah blah printers are being reconfigured blah blah blah

Action(s) to be taken: No action is required, as the print path information will remain the same.

Sometimes you have to do nothing, and that counts as doing something.

Don’t let Marketing mess with your slides

I FORGET WHICH conference it was, maybe GCDC 1996. We were all busy preparing our presentations and submitted them to the Microsoft conference representatives so that they could ...

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