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  • When the negotiation with iTunes finally broke down when they refused to sell it for more than 99 cents a download, you finally allowed it it be posted for free download?
    • If that was supposed to be funny, I missed it.
      • Randal L. Schwartz
      • Stonehenge
      • The danger of dry irony is that it isn't often obvious to others. Often have I been hoist on that petard.

        Given the title of the talk (and the O.P.), the comment suggesting it was posted free only because it didn't work on pay-per-view would have been funny, _if_ viewed with irony-sensitive glasses. ALas, most people don't own a pair (yet I'm cursed with viewing the whole world through a pair continually). (The headlines I read are much funnier than what the paper printed. It's not entirely a bad thing, but I have to be careful not to laugh at inappropriate times.) :-) isn't just a clue to the clueless, it's also a sign that YES I THINK I'M FUNNY, IF YOU DIDN'T GET IT PLEASE RE-READ BEFORE FLAMING. It's context. Spoken, we'd likely have /heard/ a facetious lilt, which is missing in text.
        (Dry, flat delivery in person can be toxic too, unless you cheat and cock a brow.)

        Quoting the original & talk subject "Communications is free" might have helped make the ironic connection more obvious, too. [I've restored it on this comment's subject: .]

        I will have to download and listen later, thanks for the URL.

        # I had a sig when sigs were cool
        use Sig;