Subject: Re: your mail
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/20/1999 11:50:47
On 20 Apr 1999 10:52:49 -0700 (Chris G. Demetriou) wrote:

 > Paul Newhouse <> writes:
 > > On 20 Apr 1999 11:14:32 Chris Jones wrote:
 > > >As it turns out, some of our users are not Amerkuns.  Certain folks
 > > >don't see the reference to Iwo Jima in quite the same light.
 > > 
 > > Wwll, if we have to stay rigidly politically correct and have everyone
 > > happy with the decision, you are kinda stuck with a blank piece of paper.
 > *chuckle* of course, as you've already realized, "but what _color_
 > paper should it be?"
 > I seem to recall that, a few years ago (back when i was still on core
 > 8-) we received at least one complaint about that image from a former
 > US armed services person, who thought it was disrespectful, too...
 > *sigh*

Yah, I remember that message.

When I was interviewed by _Programmez!_ (a French computer magazine), one
of the interview questions was to explain the origins of the image...

It seems almost ironic, actually, that the image was drawn by a Canadian
while drinking several pints of Irish beer :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>