[rescue] Perverse Question

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Jun 16 01:30:34 CDT 2003

On Sunday, June 15, 2003, at 09:51 PM, Eric Josephson wrote:
>>    Someone once told me "it's a Windows world".  Funny...I live and
>> breathe computers all day and all night long, and I don't use it.
>>    It's all a matter of perspective...if all you use are x86 boxes, 
>> it's
>> easy to think that's all there is in the computing world.  I don't
>> think anyone in this forum, for example, is enough of a "sheep" to
>> think the Internet runs on a bunch of PCs.
> Sure, I can ignore it at home: just fire up the hppa-nextstep box and
> do some time travel back to the 90s.
> The trouble is if and when I find work again, I'll undoubtedly find
> myself plopped in front of a wintel box for x hours/week.  Sure,
> using wintel stresses me out, and programming it outright pisses
> me off, but it beats being homeless and hungry.

   It's all a matter of standards.  I'll flip burgers before I'll run an 
x86 box in production.  And you know what?  I've never flipped burgers, 
and I never will.

   And I'm not as smart as half the people here...which means nobody 
here has any excuse.


Dave McGuire             "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL           for the occasion."       -Doc Shipley

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