Re: Java DES Code (was Re: Sneaky Idea ...)

Daniel Berlin (
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 21:43:55 -0400

Simple John.
Stock Options.
Whether or not you like them, they are a good investment, at least stock wise.

As i say to people who say "I hate the fact that bill gates rules the world/will rule the world" , Shut up and buy stock.
If you get lucky,. maybe he'll let you have the Bahamas or the Cayman Islands
I'll also have to leave MS once I start actually dating again.
Company policy.
Slows productivity
Also against company policy.

I'll be interning in the Incompatibility Division.
We're the group that makes everything (you guessed it) incompatible with older versions, even minor ones.

You might have seen our work in Word 97.
We won an award for that.


From: John Falkenthal <jcf@jcf.West.Sun.COM>
To: <>
Cc: <>
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 1997 9:00 PM
Subject: Java DES Code (was Re: Sneaky Idea ...)

>> From: "Daniel Berlin" <>
>> I have JAVA DES code.
>> I just turned 18 on monday.
>> I start work at Microsoft ...
>> If someone is serious enough about it... let me know, and i'll
>> A. give you the code
>> B. be happy to provide any info/help you need
>Dan Dan Dan - how do you expect to be successful at Micro$oft with that kind
>of attitude??? I would suggest you modify your statements above like so:
>I have JAVA DES code. It's not platform independent because it uses Active/X
>and AFC, so it only runs on a Windows platform. I have no intention
>of making this architecture neutral, so you'll have to by a Wintel system
>to participate in DESCHALL.
>I can't tell you how old I am, that's proprietary information.
>If someone is serious enough about it:
>A. I could sell you a compiled image of the code
>B. be happy to provide support... for a fee
>C. If you think you've found a bug in the code, you're wrong, its a feature.
> If you don't like that feature, you can buy the next release of the
> software.
>p.s. It's either 100% Pure Java, or its not.
>p.p.s this is a joke, as was my monty hall post; all email replies from
> people without a sense of humor will be sent to /dev/null