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Re: Xandros -- sigh, more meta-discussions ...
On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 23:40, Sean Jewett wrote:
> You're the one that's being arguementative. Making claims (ie, go look at
> Gartner without pointing out what the person is supposed to be looking
> for). Support your "facts" and maybe we'll have a little more respect for
Paraphrasing Niel Boortz (radio commentator and self-admitted
"Don't believe a word I say. Do your own research and find out if I am
correct or not. I am here for my advertisers and I am only interested
in ratings. You cannot believe a word I say."
I'm not interested in respect. I'm not interested in whether you
believe me or not. In fact, you should _assume_ I am _dead_wrong_. Go
ahead. I have made my statements. I'm not here to prove them.
If you are duly concerned, then ask around about my "integrity."
Otherwise assume I am the "village idiot." I honestly don't care.
> Do you have any clue what you're talking about?
Go ahead and assume I don't.
> You're not addressing my post / request.
And I'm saying the type of threads that are occurring here are not the
ones people should make. You can't address consumer ignorance.
PC OEM and consumer ignorance, assuming a "free lunch with no strings,"
is why Microsoft was able to capture a 90%+ marketshare with MS Office.
Lotus and WordPerfect outsold Microsoft application products 2:1 or more
on the retail shelf in the mid-'90s, yet Microsoft dominated. Same deal
with 3dfx v. nVidia -- 3dfx outsold the latter 2:1, and still lost.
Microsoft controls the distribution. First it was just the PC OEM, and
that was huge. Now they are taking the retail outlet to capture the
last 10-20%. The majority of consumers are all eager to spend their
money. If I'm Micrsooft
With such consumers, introduce them to Mozilla, OpenOffice.org and other
Freedomware on Windows. If they still balk (e.g., the oh-so-common
"What, you don't like Microsoft or something?" response) then you can do
_nothing_ for them. They are fixated on "Microsoft by default" just as
bad as the other flip of a coin, select "Linux bigots" I know. ;-ppp
> I understand completely. You're again ignoring what we've said. In this
> case I said _YOUR_POSTS_ARE_REALLY_FREAKING_ANNOYING_.
You wouldn't be the first to suggest such. Heck, I'll even agree with
you. I is the village idiot.
> Thank goodness I don't need to worry about you teaching me anytime soon.
> Images of Stalin come to mind.
What? That I'd rather my students come to their _own_ conclusions? Do
their _own_ research? I don't state my opinions in the classroom.
> I always wondered about IEEE. Thanks for reinforcing my suspicions.
So you assume everyone in the IEEE is like myself, simply because I have
an IEEE e-mail alias?
So I assume if you see a white man senselessly beating a black man (or
vice-versa), that means all white men hate black men (or vice-versa)?
Stereotyping based on one person. That's the clear indicator you have a
very shallow mind. You have my sincerest pity.
Fixating yourself on one person is not a wise thing to do. I've seen
people totally destroy their credibility or, worse yet, integrity. I
don't assume to have credibility, but I do have long-standing integrity.
Bryan J. Smith, E.I. -- Engineer, Technologist, School Teacher
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