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February 12, 2008

Who the … is Marcus Bains?

Filed under: Misc — Tags: , — martin @ 4:46 pm

Da sieht man mal, was für ein intensiver Kalendernutzer ich bin. Mir war noch garnicht aufgefallen, daß iCal in Apples OS 10.5 eine Marcus-Bains-Linie anzeigt:
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Was die Frage aufwirft: Wer zum … ist (oder war) Marcus Bains?

Update: Ich habe doch noch die richtigen Google-Suchbegriffe gefunden. Hier ist die Geschichte von Marcus Bains (1), (2):

The author got drunk in a pub one day, met a Markus Bains who explained a theory on displaying time which turned into this nice feature.

So einfach. Was mich dann wiederum an diese Begebenheit aus dem Anhalter erinnert:

And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, one girl sitting on her own in a small cafe in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.

Sadly, however, before she could get to a phone to tell anyone about it, a terribly stupid catastrophe occurred, and the idea was lost forever.

Schön, daß es auch Happy-Ends gibt. 😉

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