On Tuesday 20 March 2001 17:12, Jim Freeze wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Andrew Hunt wrote:
> > On Tue, 20 Mar 2001 11:20:58 +0900, Hal E. Fulton
> >
> > <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> wrote:
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Andrew Hunt <andy / toolshed.com>
> > > To: ruby-talk ML <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>; <ruby-talk / netlab.co.jp>
> > > Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 1:10 PM
> > > Subject: [ruby-talk:12890] Re: Deja vu?
> > >
> > > > "Eating one's own dog food" is always good advice in technology...
> > >
> > > Yes, I love that quote... who said that originally?
>
> I was at a MS Exchange conference several years ago, and the server team
> had the logo, "Eating dogfood and running naked".
>
> The 'running naked' part meant that you set outlook to read email from the
> server and not to put it on your local drive...when you depend on MS you
> really are exposed.
>
> The eating dogfood was their term for getting into the code...which was
> COM with VB and ADO at the time. Hmm.. as I look back (I am programming
> only ruby on unix now) VB code was a lot like eating dogfood. Yech.
>

I read this aloud to the female at the next computer station and her first 
question was "how does he know".  So I said I presume he has done some VB 
programming. "No, no", she says, "how does he _know_ it is _like_ eating dog 
food?!"

Hmmm, that _is_ a good question. :-)

Regards,

Kent Starr
elderburn / mindspring.com