Actually, Gilbert was an attourney
Posted Jun 4, 2003 18:15 UTC (Wed) by james
In reply to: Parody: Modern SCO Executive
Parent article: Parody: Modern SCO Executive
It might be worth noting that William Gilbert was an attorney by profession. Many of his works include digs at stupid laws, stupid lawyers, and stupid lawyerese. This is right up his street.
It might be relevant to note that the "pirates" in Pirates of Penzance was aimed at American pirates in the modern, software sense, who, in the days before strong trans-Atlantic copyright protection, made and performed innumerable copies of Gilbert and Sullivan's previous work. The author and composer were not amused.
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