In a previous post I described how the USPS might have been corrupted by transporting a copy of the Necronomicon, a fictional book of ancient and forbidden knowledge that appears in some of H. P. Lovecraft's stories. In this I suggested that the Necronomicon had been brought to the US by a soldier who somehow came across it in the Gulf War.
Several people have asked me to tell the story of exactly how this happened, so I started working on this last week when a short layover in the Atlanta airport turned into an unplanned overnight stay there. The working title for this was "War Story."
More than one person who later saw that title thought that I was writing something about what goes on at standards meetings.