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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000733.txt from 2000/04

From: "Dee D. Hays" <deehays@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Early Clarinet
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 13:09:24 -0400

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From: <charette@-----.org>
Subject: Re: [kl] Early Clarinet

> The acronym TANSTAAFL comes to mind when the words "free" and "Internet"
are in the same sentence. Even Klarinet, clair, clariperu, and a couple
other lists I run aren't "free" - the original donations and continuing
financial support of my advertisers keeps it running. I just don't sell
information about the subscribers. I probably need to write up a policy
statement, too, to keep that clear.
>
> Mark C.
>
> PS TANSTAAFL = There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, commonly used as
an epithet in Sc-Fi books. Don't remember the originator of the term, but
was a _very_ famous author. Copied by just about every Sci-Fi author since
its coinage. Lelia - help!

Author - Robert Heinlein
Novel - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

I believe it derives from a Russian word. In his novel, the moon had been a
penal colony for the nations of Earth ala Botany Bay. He incorporated a
number of Russian terms in the "local dialect" for the society he devised
for this moon colony.

Dee Hays (a major fan of Robert Heinlein).
Canton, SD

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