shad at quotationlocation.com
Fri Feb 16 20:08:08 EST 2001
fas·cism n.: 2.Oppressive, dictatorial control.
com·mu·nism n.: 1. A theoretical economic system characterized by the
collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for
the common advantage of all members.
Grammer policing is Fascist.. (tongue firmly in cheek)
Linux is Communism...no argument. In the case of OSS the property is
intellectual... sorry Francis.
Dave Edwards wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Computer Books For Less wrote:
> > Only because so many have posted on this am I going to go down this
> > road. But there are those for various reason for whom grammar and spelling
> > are a very difficult thing. Yes I do use a spell checker, but they only
> > provide basic protection from real errors. There are many errors that
> > programs like ispell can not check for. And yes I do re-read my post
> > numerous times before I hit the proverbial send button. This does not stop
> > me from sending out some seriously demented emails.
> > We don't not know what issues oclug members face when pounding on the ole
> > keyboard, so let us not be too Fascist with our grammar policing. :-)
> I understand your point, Bruce, and my post only suggested that everyone
> show the courtesy of, as you say, doing their best, eyeballing their
> messages before sending them, and some basic--ahem--standards compliance.
> Besides, it's usually easy to tell the difference between someone
> struggling to do their best, and laziness.
> I would also say that we should all stop throwing around terms like
> *Fascism* so lightly. The real thing is too menacing to be trivialized
> like this.
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> >Are you now, or have you ever been, a user of the Linux Operating System?
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