“Ping! I love that duck!”
The Story about Ping is “The tale of a little duck alone on the Yangtze River”.
Or is it?
Scroll further down the page to the reviews, and you’ll see that it is actually a “deft allegory” and “an insightful and intuitive explanation of one of Unix's most venerable networking utilities”
I revisited this little gem to show a chap at work, and it made me chortle.