Just to say that I'm particularly attached to the


in my namestring. Having preserved this id during two years in California (no small feat) I wouldn't like to lose it now.

However, my welsh grandmother used to call me

Dai bach

so that's fine as an especially affectionate diminutive.

And, of course, the error message

I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that

is perfectly acceptable in any HAL9000 code that you send me.

On very rare occasions, a Haiku writer may omit the "id".

Other idiosyncrasies, quizzically posed, here.

Your obedient server,

David Broadhurst

21 September 2001