ICABOD appeared to be processing the response when suddenly he alerted, “Dr. Quip, the sensors at this computer’s perimeter indicate a breach effort in progress. The R-Group’s digital infrastructure is currently under attack. Do you want the attack crushed or do you want the intruder steered to the Sweet and Sticky infrastructure?”
Quip smiled slightly and suggested, “By all means, allow them to visit the Sweet and Sticky network we built just for this occasion. Show our uninvited guests to their digital maze so we can analyze who they are and where they come from. Once we have that, we can bring them a nice housewarming gift as a return gesture to their unexpected visit.”
ICABOD detailed, “They are probing with port scans and trying to interrogate the servers for the version and type of operating system. Dr. Quip, would this be a good place to play a humorous prank on the intruder?”
Quip brightened a little and emphasized, “Why, ICABOD, I do believe you are coming to understand the basic concept of humor! Well done!
“Yes, this is where we would let them learn that these servers are running version 1.0 of the STILETTOS operating system.”
ICABOD asked, “Dr. Quip, can you provide a working definition for STILETTOS, please?”
Quip, now pleased with being able to provide ICABOD with the answer, responded, “Yes! STILETTOS is STepped IN IT Operating System! Har! Har! Har!”
ICABOD processed for a moment and then suggested, “Your explanation overlooks the misspelling of a couple of the words and the omission of the extra T, Dr. Quip.”
Quip, now a bit dejected that his humor was being cross examined, argued, “It’s no longer funny if you pick it apart technically.
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