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[Comments] (1) ACK Comes Alive: Story from my Mulla Nasrudin book:

Every Friday morning, Nasrudin arrived in a market town with an excellent donkey, which he sold.

The price which he asked was always very small; far below the value of the animal.

One day a rich donkey-merchant approached him.

"I cannot understand how you do it, Nasrudin. I sell donkeys at the lowest possible price. My servants force farmers to give me fodder free. My slaves look after my donkeys without wages. And yet I cannot match your prices."

"Quite simple," said Nasrudin. "You steal fodder and labour. I merely steal donkeys."


Posted by Nathaniel at Sat Sep 24 2005 18:51

I keep trying to read this as a parable about TCP reliability and flow control mechanisms.

I keep failing.


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