Programmer Bedtime Stories: A Dame, Two Spells, and a Scope

Tracy steps off the boat in Gribinis

I was to join her in the southern duchy of Gribinis. It was the capital city of the Local Area Network, a federation of small duchies and principalities that traded along that section of the Shmaltzfluss river. After disembarking and activating a mapping spell on my mirror, I found my way to a house she rented at 640K Ram Street.

The street was a bit difficult to find because it seemed the full extent of Ram Street was just 640K. I would later learn there was an apocryphal story where when asked why Ram Street was so small, the city planner said “640K ought to be enough for anybody.”

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