[oclug] sco vs. linux cont....
Brian's Linux Box
b_mckee at myrealbox.com
Wed Jul 23 17:42:49 EDT 2003
On Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at 04:31 PM, Francis J. A. Pinteric wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jul 2003 16:09:37 -0400 (EDT)
> Ross Jordan <rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
>>> 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.
> Exactly. It isn't about sloppiness at all, but about honouring the
> by observing those traditions. Those people who designed and wrote the
> original versions of much of the software we use today, and the
> philosphy that governs their design were not sloppy in the very least.
> In fact, we did it on purpose!
> Tradition is a very good thing indeed, even if it annoys other people
Yeah but come on - the lower case thing was due to lousy typing skills
for a lot of people wasn't it?
PS Apologies in advance if this note is whacky - I'm experimenting
with my mail app.
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