From: Jeff Bone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 07 2001 - 23:24:25 PDT
Dave Winer wrote:
> > Why do people talk about OS like it's a political party?
> It's a stupid way to think.
Hate to be a cynic... but:
Agreed, stipulated: thinking about OSes like political parties is stupid.
...most Americans who vote regularly vote along (mostly) party lines...
Draw your own conclusions.
> Think about Mac OS X a bit. The religious issues fall aside, and think about
> bridges between the two worlds.
Not meaning to reincarnate a particularly narsty drunken convo from Retreat '97,
Dave, but unfortunately the situation is exactly what you identified above: OS
choices are political votes --- generally made by PACs, i.e. fear-motivated IT
managers. :-/ Neither situation (politics / religion) is good, but which is
worse? I dunno...
> In a way it's as if the Yankees had become a National League team.
"If the world was only slightly different..."
> Hardly makes any sense, but here we are.
Makes no sense, but yep. "No matter where you go, there you are."
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