too many words by laura lemay

moon language

Eric, reading the news to me over breakfast: Ooh! DB2 on ZOS is EAL+ certified.

(long pause)

Laura: Gorble zurgblit?

(translation: the really ancient database that runs on even ancienter OS for IBM mainframes now supports some sort of monstrously complex ISO security standard. My comment is untranslatable but, trust me, makes as much sense. Eric’s nerd world is way more complex than, and apparently in a different universe from, my nerd world.)