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16 September, 11.13pm pdt
Be Engineers Branch Out

BE DOPE NEWS (BDN) Citing a "sense of profound guilt," several Be engineers are banding together to moonlight while not working on the BeOS.

"Sure we all put a lot of time and effort into the BeOS," said Be's Doug Fulton. "Heck, we pour our souls into it. But at the end of the day, or at the end of two or three days as the case may be, when we return home, we are basically happy people. This is not how I was brought up."

"When I'm with friends and relations and they are all complaining about their tedious, thankless jobs, I can't help but feel a wave of guilt pass over me," said Be's Fred Fish. "Here I am helping to reshape the history of computer programming, and having a grand old time all day and night. I just can't look my family members in the eye anymore."

The two are planning to go into business together. Their new venture will be known as The Fulton Fish Market.

"We don't know for sure what we plan to do yet," Fulton commented, "but it will be as dull and trivial as possible to help offset the excitement and fulfillment we find working at Be."

Rumor has it other Be employees will soon follow in their footsteps. According to some, Be's Baron Arnold, Dominic Giampaolo, Scott Barta and Melanie Walker will form BDSM Consulting and Services.

"Dominic came to me and told me he had a project where my participation would be vital," Walker said. "In fact, they've said I will hold a 'position of great authority.' They've been a bit sketchy on the details, but they all seem excited and eager to get started, and hey, I'm willing to jump right in and start cracking the whip."


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