In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Homer
on Tue, 20 May 2008 01:14:23 +0100
> Verily I say unto thee, that Ian Semmel spake thusly:
>> Seeing as how most of the software was written in the 1970's (or
>> cloned from software written in the 1970's), this is hardly a major
> What proportion of the two million + lines of code, committed to the
> kernel since 2.6.11, were "written in the 1970's"?
> And what proportion of OpenOffice.org's nine million + lines of code was
> "cloned from software written in the 1970's"?
> How about the 177,386 Free Software projects hosted on Sourceforge
> (launched in 1999) ... were they all "written in the 1970's" too?
> Of course you'd know all about "cloning", since Windows has stolen
> virtually every feature it has from Apple since its inception, a proud
> tradition it continues to this day with Vista. It's a pity the Dilberts
> at Microsoft lacked the skill to copy anything other than just MacOSX's
> aesthetics though, which might otherwise have helped elevate Vista's
> position from "dire" to just plain "sucks".
Nononononono....actually, Apple stole it all from Microsoft
Windows, as Ballmer has a Personal Time Machine(tm).... ;-)
This may explain, for example, why he likes to dance so;
the dial's stuck at 1970...
New Technology? Not There. No Thanks.
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