rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Aug 16 11:24:02 PDT 2001
begin Chris Paul quotation:
> I have to ditto this.
But ditto _what_? The remainder of what you wrote seemed to have no
connection to the prior discussion.
> I want to stick up for others like me that view computers as tools, not a
> way of life and a religion.
It's possible that this might have been relevant, had someone expressed
the contrary view.
> In the "Real World" most shops won't run only Linux and that a working
> knowledge of both MS and Opensource is most useful to the companies out
> there that make money.
This is true, but, more to the point, nobody has said otherwise.
> The fact that Microsoft is antagonistic (to say the least) towards
> OpenSource is another matter. I think it is wrong. I don't like it. But
> there are better ways to fight it.
This notion of "fighting Microsoft" seems to be basically yours. It
certainly isn't mine.
But I guess everyone needs a hobby.
> I mean, we want the Open Source movement to sound rational and relevant,
> right, not whiny, judgmental, and smarter-than-thou, right?
Oh, so, for example, you would not approve of someone coming onto this
list under a pseudonym using a throwaway account, pretending to be an
imaginary co-worker, for the sole purpose of calling us names? Or do
you reserve your disapproval for people who dispose of the former by
summarily killfiling them?
"Is it not the beauty of an asynchronous form of discussion that one can go and
make cups of tea, floss the cat, fluff the geraniums, open the kitchen window
and scream out it with operatic force, volume and decorum, and then return to
the vexed glowing letters calmer of mind and soul?" -- The Cube, forum3000.org
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