Bit of a story here.
I'm one of the executors of the estate of Michael Hart. He was the e-book guy, the founder of Project Gutenberg, and one of my best friends. That having been said, he did make me an executor, so he must have held a little malice in his heart towards me. :P
He died in September 2011, but his estate is still slowly being processed, so Nadja and I are really devoting a LOT of our lives to this endeavor right now. As such, my lovely fairyarmadillo had the idea that we should memorialize both Michael and this part of our lives with a little something he used to do.
Michael liked e-mail. He sent lots of e-mails. No, really, LOTS of e-mails. Thankfully, he knew that none of us could possibly read everything he wrote, so when there was something of grave import or in need of immediate reply, the subject line started with what he called BANG-AT-BANG, represented as !@!.
Michael was important. This estate is important. The things made and done with our arms are important. My relationship with Nadja Robot is supremely important.
Both of our wrists match now. We have <3 on the left and !@! on the right.
When we hold hands, one will be against the other.
Love is important.