[rescue] Perverse Question

Eric Josephson ericj at speakeasy.org
Sun Jun 15 19:15:44 CDT 2003

On Sun, 15 Jun 2003, Carl R. Friend wrote:

>    Robert Novak writes:
> > There's nothing wrong with using what works for you.
>    Amen.
> > I suspect there are at least two people on this list who won't insult you
> > for using certain platforms. Maybe there should be a safe haven list for
> > people who don't want to be insulted at great length for such platforms.
>   The fact that there are people on this list who use kit other than
> x86, SPARC, and MIPS is testament to the fact that no one architecture
> fits all possible needs.  Each has its place in the cosmic order of
> things.
>    Of course now that we're headed down the rathole of a "microprocessor
> monoculture" all that wonderful variety will eventually be lost.  Damn.

Sad.  Remember all the diversity of only ten years ago when it seemed
like x86 and microsoft were doomed?  Seems like we've lost that war
and we're experiencing the other side of the 'worse is better' scale
this time.

> > [0] Yes, I'm being maliciously obnoxious for pointing this out. And yes,
> > that is a black fly in my chardonnay. Thanks for asking.
>    No, no, that's not a fly, that's extra protein.

Hm, I recall being told this as a kid when I wouldn't eat my dinner.

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