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

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Sat Apr 27 01:42:46 2002

It's the way in which the packaging effects the convenience of a given use.

The "toy" makes it easy to use as a game machine, in most cases, while the
"computer" makes it more convenient to compute. Never mind the fact that,
viewed from the inside, there's not a nickel's worth of difference.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Cameron Kaiser" <spectre_at_stockholm.ptloma.edu>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

> > > You clearly believe that 'toy' and 'computer' are mutually exclusive. I
> > > do not.
> > That was very much a valid distinction in 1980, but because
> > applied to the toy market are as valid and "real" an application asn any
> > other, it's no longer the case.
> So why do *you* bother drawing a distinction between the two if toys are a
> valid use? A computer is a computer, no matter what it's used for, right?
> --
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