This thread on hates-software.com included this bit:
On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 11:28:54PM -0500, Luke Kanies wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Sep 2005, Peter da Silva wrote:
> > ... where you dial an IP address ...
> /me whimpers
Would this be like the whimper that a cow-orker suddenly shared with me? He comes to me with a pained look on his face and says "Peter, I need a vacation!" I'm not his boss or anything, so I assume he is here in search of condolences, so I ask him to explain. Apparently, he had just picked up the phone to call another cow-orker, dialed '1', '9', '2', and caught himself wondering whether the dot should be dialed as '*' or '#'.
which made someone else respond with
"Thank you for dialing the Microsoft IP address. If you want to download a file, press 21. If you want to leave a message, press 25. If you want to view a web page, press 80. If you..."