[conspire] conspire Digest, Vol 43, Issue 9

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Dec 6 18:11:56 PST 2006

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> Thus, the roles of Lucas Electric enthusiasts in the overall automobile
> world aren't worthy of nearly as much attention from as many people. 

If they were on my mailing lists trying to get free engineering
consulting, they'd get the same polite brush-off the hapless MS-Windows
people do when they attempt analogous queries on Linux mailing lists
and newsgroups.

> Also, perhaps you didn't notice this, but why would I need to _hope_ that
> positive perspectives of the fact that some people use Windows and some
> don't may exist somewhere, unless I was also lumping myself in with those
> who have negative perspectives?

I honestly tried to parse that question; I really did. 

> The exhortations on Don's page were a very positive force for the time
> period in which they originated, and their substance is relatively
> timeless, but the presentation strikes me as very "yesteryear" in 2006Q4.
> Both the world of Linux and the rest of the world have passed it by.

Please do tell.  Which observations on it have become untrue or
inapplicable, please?  I find it still dead-on.  

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