一个有趣的自述文件

下面是Linux Gnome桌面中的一个打印机属性管理工具的自述文件(README File)的全文,它可能比程序本身更令人感兴趣:

gnome-cups-manager
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Once upon a time there was a printer who lived in the woods.  He was a
lonely printer, because nobody knew how to configure him.  He hoped
and hoped for someone to play with.
One day, the wind passed by the printer's cottage.  "Whoosh," said the
wind.  The printer became excited.  Maybe the wind would be his
friend!  
"Will you be my friend?" the printer asked.
"Whoosh," said the wind.
"What does that mean?" asked the printer.
"Whoosh," said the wind, and with that it was gone.
The printer was confused.  He spent the rest of the day thinking and
jamming paper (for that is what little printers do when they are
confused).
The next day a storm came.  The rain came pouring down, darkening the
morning sky and destroying the printer's garden.  The little printer
was upset.  "Why are you being so mean to me?" he asked.
"Pitter Patter, Pitter Patter," said the rain.
"Will you be my friend?" the printer asked shyly.
"Pitter Patter, Pitter Patter," said the rain, and then it left and
the sun came out.
The printer was sad.  He spent the rest of the day inside, sobbing and
blinking lights cryptically (for that is what little printers do when
they are sad).
Then one day, a little girl stumbled into the printer's clearing in
the woods.  The printer looked at this curious sight.  He didn't know
what to think.  
The little girl looked up at him.  "Will you be my friend?" she asked.
"Yes," said the printer.
"What is your name?" asked the little girl.
"HP 4100TN", replied the printer.
"My name is gnome-cups-manager" said the little girl.
The printer was happy.  He spent the rest of the day playing games and
printing documents, for that is what little printers do when they are
happy.

或者这里很多人都不会e文Tongue out
这里给出它的译文

很久很久以前,有一个打印机居住森林里。它很孤独,因为没人知道如何配置它。它希望有人能和它一起玩。
一天,风吹过打印机的小屋,“呼,呼”。打印机开始兴奋起来,也许风可成为它的朋友。
“你愿意做我的朋友吗?”打印机问。
“呼,呼”,风回答。
“什么意思”,打印机问。
“呼,呼”,风回答,它消失了。
打印机搞糊涂了,它把这天剩余的时间都花在思考上,打印纸被卡住了(小小打印机迷糊时就会这么做)。 第二天,一场暴风雨来临。大雨倾盆而下,使早晨的天空变暗,还破坏了打印机的花园。小小打印机很苦恼。“为什么这样对我?”它问。
“噼里啪啦,噼里啪啦,”雨回答。
“你将做我的朋友?”打印机害羞的问道。
“噼里啪啦,噼里啪啦,”雨回答。然后它离开了,太阳露出了脸。
打印机很悲伤,这天剩余的时间它都呆在里面,哭泣,悄悄的打着光信号(小小打印机悲伤时就会这么做)。

又有一天,一个小女孩无意闯入了打印机的领地。打印机看着这种奇特的情景,不知道怎么办。
“你愿意做我的朋友吗?”小女孩问。
“愿意,”打印机回答。
“你叫什么名字?”小女孩问。
“HP 4100TN”,打印机回答。
“我的名字叫gnome-cups-manager”,小女孩说。
打印机很快乐,剩下的时间它在玩和打印文档。小小打印机开心时就会如此。