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Re: [SLUG] Linux on the desktop predictions
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Linux on the desktop predictions
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Jul 17 17:20:12 2000
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> Conrad Parker wrote:
> > >
> > > "there are two types of command interfaces in the world
> > > of computing: good interfaces and user interfaces."
> > > -- Dan Bernstein, "The qmail security guarantee",
> > > http://cr.yp.to/qmail/guarantee.html
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> has someone gone and replaced Jeff with a flamebot or something?
> Jeff, could you please rephrase your argument without referring to
> djb as 'slimy'?
djb certainly isn't slimy. Whilst I wasn't accusing him of sliminess to
begin with - rather the attitude I felt the quote presented, and which is
fairly strongly held across computing science - reading the quote within
it's context reveals it to have little or nothing to do with the argument.
Before seeing the quote in context, I thought it may be yet another slight
against 'pandering to mere users' - this never fails to annoy me.
The flame was directed at the continuance of this annoying mistake in the
computing science and IT industries, and not djb himself.
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