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Bureaucracy catches up

douglis%sprite.Berkeley.EDU@ginger.Berkeley.EDU (Fred Douglis)
(true, chuckle)

I am a charter member of the "Sprite" operating system project, so named
4 years ago after various flirtations with some other names.  It
wasn't meant to have anything to do with the soft drink.  We thought.

The Berkeley CS Division just announced the name of the new computer
science building, "Soda Hall" -- named after a guy named Soda whose
estate donated $15 million to the building.

Just to make sure there would be no shortage of jokes about the new
name of the building, the San Francisco Chronicle said:

	Although no memorial fountain is planned, Soda Hall will
	be filled with Dr. Pepper and Sprite.  Dr. Robert Pepper
	is chairman of the Engineering Advisory Board and the
	computer science division has developed a computer operating
	system software (sic) known as Sprite.

Guess we won't name our next file server "lymon" after all.

(From the "Rest" of RHF)

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