[ILUG] open list abuse
jmcc at hackwatch.com
Fri Sep 2 11:54:15 IST 2005
Simon Kenyon wrote:
> On Friday 02 September 2005 01:58, John McCormac wrote:
>>Simon Kenyon wrote:
>>>people who like linux rarely like microsoft.
>>>well, outside this list that is usually true.
>>You remind me of that character played by Sean Bean in the movie "Ronin".
> i've been an admirer of your work for 10+ years (i mess around with tv/sat)
> having said that, why the personal insult?
> the implication is that i'm a sad wanna-be
No. It wasn't a personal insult. I was thinking of the toolkit
discussion in the movie where Sean Bean's character starts talking about
guns and asking which gun is people's favourite. The assumption that
everyone who likes Linux dislikes Microsoft (even outside the list) was
similar to that. The reaction on the list to that assumption was along
the lines of the other characters in the movie to the idea of having a
A lot of people use Linux because it works. Similarly people use
Microsoft programs because they are best for a particular application.
It isn't really a question of liking the OS or the program you have to
use to get the job done. That was the rather obscure point of my post.
I'd hate to think what would have happened had I used a reference to a
really obsure movie. :)
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