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Re: [OT] Re: Kuro5hin: Linux vs. OpenBSD (Fiction)
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: [OT] Re: Kuro5hin: Linux vs. OpenBSD (Fiction)
- From: Dylan Smith <dylan_(_at_)_iompost_(_dot_)_co_(_dot_)_im>
- Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:30:55 +0000
On Thursday 18 December 2003 4:59 pm, Claus wrote:
> I'm questioning the point of this post and the story itself
> 1) First it's fictional. Why bother writing a fictional story about an
> operating system? And more why bother posting a fictional story to this
> mailing list?
Why bother writing fiction about _anything_? Because it's fun!
> 2) 2.8 to 3.1 is not a major revision <snip pedanticity>
It's a bit of humourous fiction! Who cares?
> 3) The story's blind hatred of any other operating system and the
> described work ethic are out of line.
Oh for heaven's sake, lighten up. It's humour in the style of The BOFH, just
related to OpenBSD. It didn't *really* happen - so what if the work ethic is
out of line? It lets those of us who's in-built work ethic prevents us from
doing this sort of thing have a bit of vicarious imagination of how much fun
it would be to do something like that. Do you complain about Dilbert, too?
I thought the story was enjoyable, and that's the point of fiction - something
for the reader to enjoy. By the way, I *am* a Linux advocate, and I didn't
take any offence at the story. I'm also an OpenBSD advocate. One doesn't
preclude the other.
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