./ does the Reuters article... :(

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Mon Jan 6 03:36:00 2003

> Actually, SlashDot is populated by a humongous number of people,
>many whom
>are intelligent, educated, and erudite. These, however, are not the typical
>*posters*. SlashDot attracts an active troll population because of the
>exposure. I typically read at +5, maybe dropping down to +4 if there aren't
>many replys, or +3 if I have moderator points (which I rarely use).
> Judging SlashDot purely by the posts is like judging all of
>humanity by the
>Jerry Springer audience.
> --jcwren

Excellent point, I look at the front page to find interesting articles. I
quit reading the posts ages ago, it just got to depressing. /. does a good
job of giving the impression that Linux people are a bunch of raving

I read the Reuter's article earlier today (well actually Sunday :^) What
really got me was the comment about the IBM PC having basically no value
from a collectors standpoint. I don't know who the person was the wrote
the article, but I don't think they get it. There is nothing at all
interesting about an IBM PC. If you've seen one, you've seen them all. It
doesn't really matter to me if it was made 20+ years ago, or today. Of
course from the standpoint of actually using it, I'd obviously prefer
something modern and not the 20+ year old one :^) Me, I like both
interesting hardware and interesting OS's, but I'm mainly in it for the

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