If you sent someone a text message that said

"Sorry, I'm going to be a few minutes late for our appointment" and the person responded "ack", would you assume:
A) They're surprised and disappointed (a la Bloom County)
B) They're sending you a snippet of networking code that means "acknowledged"

A), right? Totally. Me too. I sent back a message saying, "I'm so sorry! We can re-schedule".

Turns out it was actually B in this case.

Comments:

Ha! I would expect B from a fellow geek, but had previously overlooked the cartoonish qualities of IM-speak seen in A...

Posted by dilly on March 21, 2007 at 04:27 PM CST #

I would have totally thought the second one - in fact when I read a) the thought that went through my mind was "Maan I am never that creative to think this as an option :)"

Posted by Shubho on March 22, 2007 at 01:20 AM CST #

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