Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Dave McGuire <mcguire_at_neurotica.com>
Date: Mon Apr 22 02:14:27 2002

On April 22, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> Most of the people I've met who use UNIX/LINUX in their home-computing
> pursuits do it because they've nothing better to do. You may not fit that
> model, but these guys figure out ways to make their computers more secure,
> more complicated to use, and often have to type for several minutes to find
> out whether a copy of a file on their local hard drive is available on that
> other box down the wire. When my machines are all turned on, I can do that in
> less than 15 seconds, and that long only because I can't remember the file
> name.

  This is the one of your trolls that I think I'll ignore.

> I just want (1) for my computers to act in concert to present me with a
> convenient interface and (2) for them to work as expected. They seem to do
> that most of the time. In recent years my cars have been more reliable than
> my computers, but that wasn't the case some years back when I used Detroit
> iron. When my computers become as reliable as my telephone, which may happen
> not because the computers get better but ... then I'll be happy enough, I

  I suppose I'm more demanding than to accept my computers working as
expected "most of the time". My computers are much MORE reliable than
my telephone. But then, I don't use PeeCees, and I don't run Windows.
I suppose it's just an issue of personal/professional standards and
expectations. If I had a hammer that randomly jumped off of my
workbench and flew through a window, I'd throw it in the trash and get
a better hammer. I did exactly that with my computer a very long time


Dave McGuire                                 "Mmmm.  Big."
St. Petersburg, FL                                -Den
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