Copyright Lawsuit Is Turnabout for SCO (New York Times)
Posted Oct 13, 2003 14:18 UTC (Mon) by ccchips
Parent article: Copyright Lawsuit Is Turnabout for SCO (New York Times)
When I was a little boy, a charitable organization arranged to get me a piano (I could play, but we didn't have the money for one.) The local paper covered the story:
- Got my age wrong
- Got my home location wrong
- Got the name of the organization wrong (well, semi-wrong)
There was a second story about it later on, which appeared to be more of a promotion for the organization. They had a gathering in which they had my mother and I standing before a flash camera near a piano. This piano had a shiny case, was perfectly tuned, and was located in a big banquet hall. The article talked about the "tears in his eyes as they presented him with his piano."
What actually happened was that my father and some of his friends were shown where the beat-up piano was at that I was supposed to receive, and told that they would have to pay money they didn't have if they wanted it moved to my house. The owners felt the thing was in at least playable shape, and were happy to get rid of it if they didn't have to pay a mover. My father and his friends, who knew nothing about moving pianos, wound up manhandling the thing into our house. It was *not* in playable shape by the time we got it.
We had to pay for our own tuning specialist.
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