The Null Device
I don't think that means what you think it means:
Perhaps those stories about abysmal education standards in America are true;
how else would one explain having named a street
? Apparently, the story goes, some low-ranking staffer
suggested the name of his
favourite heavy-metal band
and the supervisor, not being into either heavy metal music or microbiology, approved it as it was "unique and different".
Now the residents, having abruptly learned what 'anthrax' means, are none too
(I wonder whether they have had problems with teenage metalheads stealing their
street signs; I recall hearing that the street sign for a Nirvana St. in
Melbourne's inner south-east is the highest street sign in Melbourne; the local
council made sure of that after replacing signs stolen by grunge fans in the
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