[oclug] How open nature of Linux can work against it.
sphex at sympatico.ca
Sun Aug 13 16:03:13 EDT 2006
Robert Brockway wrote: [ snipped for brevity, not disdain]
> This comes back to the maturity I mentioned: If the industry as a whole
> was serious about producing stable computing environments we'd take a
> breath, put the brakes on, and focus on producing more robust rather
> than faster systems every other week.
Sure, but that is not the industry's focus. Consumer society means
nothing more than that the suckers will buy the same thing tomorrow
which they bought today. And they won't ask that it works, only that it
have a new wrapper.
Neil Young's song, 'Piece a shit', is instructive. You can get a
righteous adrenaline rush squawking about the product, and pick up a bit
of change on the side. However, nobody will throw her panties at your
feet if you sing about finding the product that works.
Besides adrenaline is addictive. So is buying.
Why, Benedict, did you?
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