Subject: Re: your mail
To: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 04/20/1999 11:50:47
On 20 Apr 1999 10:52:49 -0700
firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris G. Demetriou) wrote:
> Paul Newhouse <email@example.com> 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...
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>