[sf-lug] Consistency

Paul Ward dssstrkl at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 15:29:40 PDT 2008

On Jul 30, 2008, at 3:02 PM, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Paul Ward (dssstrkl at gmail.com):
>> The point  is that it would be very nice if there was (a lot) more
>> unity in the  way that distros, particularly ones that purport to be
>> mainstream  products, like Ubuntu.
> Actually, I think that's quite obviously false -- your "unity" is my  
> my
> "dumb inflexibility solely to cater to people unwilling to learn
> anything new" -- but good luck with that.  (I remember the sheer
> irritation value of dealing with visiting Apple "Human Interface  
> Guidelines"
> inspectors, when I worked at a cross-platform development house,  
> back in
> the day.

And that's why Linux isn't a mainstream OS.

>> Motor vehicles....
> ...are not general-purpose devices, in sharp contrast to computers.
> Thank you for playing.

A PC is a communications tool, adding machine and entertainment toy.  
It won't get me from point a to point b, it won't grow food for me,  
nor will it build my house. I'm omitting embedded devices, since  
that's not what this conversation was about.

>  You have deployed one of the dumbest arguments
> in a field notorious for them (OS-advocacy).

And your ass-tastic response that people who might want to use a PC  
without joining the priesthood are morons who should just stay away  
isn't warrented.

> This is precisely the sort of reason why OS-advocacy discussions are
> generally deemed noxious.  (And, if you'll please excuse me....)

You're excused. If you don't want to be bothered in these  
conversations of lesser people, then don't jump in.

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Paul Ward
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