[linux-elitists] Re: Yet another mozilla atrocity
Karsten M. Self
Mon Oct 6 07:46:13 PDT 2003
on Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 07:44:29PM +1000, Jeff Waugh (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> We don't make all cars for chaffeurs and race drivers,
I'm going to take a wild-ass guess and suppose that your car seat has
adjustments. Forward-back and tilt at a minimum. Again: it's about
fitting your tools to your needs. But you clearly don't get that.
> That is not to say that we are dumbing computers down, as much as
> Karsten is at pains to point out. Most lawyers and doctors I know are
> exceptionally intelligent, and don't give a RAT'S BLEEDING ARSE if
> they can edit their configuration files in vim.
They may be very grateful at some point, however, that you are able to.
Via a remote SSH session. From your mobile/PDA, from well out in the
You're clearly not getting it Jeff, so this isn't for your benefit. For
the intelligent readers here, however: it's about minimizing
complexity, maximizing flexibility, and creating systems which can be
recovered or repaired with a minimally specified toolset, without
imposing a high level of constraints and requirements on the system.
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
Reject EU Software Patents! http://swpat.ffii.org/
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