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Re: [SLUG] Linux on the desktop predictions
- To: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Linux on the desktop predictions
- From: Conrad Parker <conradp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Jul 17 16:14:03 2000
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On Mon, Jul 17, 2000 at 03:58:45PM +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > Ken Yap wrote:
> > The reason is not input bandwidth economy, but expressivity.
> I like cut as much as the next guy (perhaps not as much as Angus or
> Herbert), but it's still far from what I'd call expressive. It tells the
> computer, in a way in which *it* understands (abstracted only slightly to
> make it more comprehensible to the average human) to slice a string.
> That's not expressive if you don't give a rats arse about how the computer
> does what you want it to.
no, what you mean is "that's not expressive if you don't give a rats
arse about what the computer does", or "... if you don't know what it
is you want the computer to do".