[Klug-general] Re: Mark Shuttleworth interview

Karl Lattimer karl at nncc.info
Mon Aug 21 14:43:20 BST 2006

On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 15:05 +0200, George Prowse wrote:

> Good god, sometimes i really wonder about the common sense of linux people.

Here here!!!

> If you were making a huge site for a huge amount of visitors then you
> would instantly want to cater for the majority, *NOT* a minority that
> _choose_ to use something different from the rest. They will have far
> better things to do than cater to the whim of a miniscule group who
> think that people should cater for them even though they have chosen
> to stray from what is considered the overwhelming norm.

reverse engineer, reimplement, rebuild is a suitable 3 key moniker for this, its like people buying the ageing food from a supermarket 

because its cheap then ending up on the toilet for two days and
complaining to the supermarket! You can't force another to be
responsible for your choices or you'll find you've made the wrong one.

> If you're pissed off with your manual car would you tell your car
> manufacturer to change it to an automatic?

No you'd buy a bleedin' automatic in the first place. 

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