rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Dec 7 15:42:24 PST 2006
Quoting Keith Keller (kkeller at speakeasy.net):
> Sure. But what happens if Client says "But what about BSD?" Obviously,
> this is incredibly unlikely given the target clients of the target
> audience of the essay, and I am not advocating that a BSD mention must
> be included.
Putting myself in those shoes, if the hypothetical client were to say
"But what about BSD?", I'd count myself _incredibly_ lucky in the area
of customer clue, and probably not need the marketing talking points
detailed in Don's essay.
> I am aware of its meaning. I can backpedal and rephrase as "it might
> seem disingenuous to, say, a BSD advocate."
I think that would have to be a BSD advocate with an Amiga-grade
persecution complex, no sense of context, and a significant problem with
emotional stability and courtesy towards friendly strangers.
Not the empty set, I know -- but I tend to regard that as a
self-limiting problem. (Not the reflexively nurturing attitude expected
of all Californians towards people who're acting out, but, hey, I was
only born here.)
> ...but only wanted to play a bit of devil's advocate....
If I had a dime for every time someone posted a dumb attempt to troll
and used that as an excuse, I'd sure have a heap of times. ;->
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