[linux-elitists] Linux Consultants Lunch Thurs, June 19th

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Thu Jun 19 09:42:31 PDT 2003


begin Nick Moffitt quotation of Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:23:44AM -0700:

> 	What self-respecting elitist watches television?

Or admits it.  An "I don't watch television" pose is part of of the
classic US variety of elitism.
http://www.theonion.com/onion3604/doesnt_own_television.html *

I don't know about other countries.  Of course, an elitist may or
may not actually watch television, but it's traditional to make
a big deal out of being ignorant of TV and major motion pictures:
http://www.pigdog.org/auto/mr_bads_list/shortcolumn/1226.html

The exception, of course, is researching or demonstrating
DRM technology or circumvention devices to make obscure
technological-legal points.  Twisting the DMCA's tail gets you a
free pass to watch as much "American Survivor"** or "Late Night With
Jerry Springer"** as you want.

*  Pre-NYC Onion articles are still admissible as evidence in
   arguments about elitism.

** elitist tip: get the names of TV shows wrong so it's _obvious_ you
   never watch them!

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