“Dig a trench through a landfill and you will see layers of phone books like geographical strata or layers of cake... During a recent landfill dig in Phoenix, I found newspapers dating from 1952 that looked so fresh you might read one over breakfast.”
“We are very pleased with the additional features that Strata 2005.1 brings to the table. We have been eagerly anticipating the power that comes from regular expression functionality. Combining this enhancement with the other features in the package makes Strata an ideal tool for manipulating and analyzing data.”
“BRAHMA, n. He who created the Hindoos, who are preserved by Vishnu and destroyed by Siva --a rather neater division of labor than is found among the deities of some other nations. The Abracadabranese, for example, are created by Sin, maintained by Theft and destroyed by Folly. The priests of Brahma, like those of Abracadabranese, are holy and learned men who are never naughty.
O Brahma, thou rare old Divinity, First Person of the Hindoo Trinity, You sit there so calm and securely, With feet folded up so demurely -- You're the First Person Singular, surely. --Polydore Smith”