[oclug] sco vs. linux cont....
bb at L8R.net
Wed Jul 23 17:11:21 EDT 2003
On Wed, 23 Jul 2003 16:09:37 -0400 (EDT)
Ross Jordan <rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> > > Of course Linux isn't 20 years old, but it is essentially Unix which
> > > hasn't significantly changed in over 20 years. Yes of course there
> > > is new applications, but the programming paradigms and basic OS
> > > functionality is largely the same. Pipes, redirection, "everything
> > > is a file", forking, everything launched from init, directory/fs
> > > structure, permissions, etc. haven't changed. Face it, you are using
> > > an improved, polished 20 years old OS with new Bells and whistles.
> > > That doesn't make it bad, it makes it mature, robust, well defined.
> > It's like we're not even talking about the same thing, Ross.
> > This forked thread has nothing to do with people using improper
> > punctuation, specifically capitalization. For some reason you think
> > this has to do with "Brad thinks old things are bad" or some such
> > silliness.
> That was the idea you gave me:
> "Pretending that you are adhering to something from 20+ years ago is
> just nonsense, and a scapegoat. If we did that, we'd never include
> attachments in email, and we'd be bemoaning 10b worth of data as if it
> was worth of million bucks."
> I guess it was a misunderstanding.
You just didn't confine my statements to the topic at hand. If you place
"RE: FALSE CAPITALIZATION REASONING" above, you'll stay in context. ;)
> > Old things are bad, IF they are maintained for no logical reason. A
> > lack of capitalization because "some people did it 30 years ago" is
> > definitely not a logical or valid reason to render your correspondence
> > like a 3 year old.
> Agreed, although there's something to be said for tradition.
Sure, but this isn't about that. If it is, then we should take the
netiquette document that started this thread, and ignore it as the
(generally) good advice it is. Virtually everything can be wiped away in
it, with a "When I was in school I did that!" as well.
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