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Re: [SLUG] Stupid Question about the backspace key!
- To: Matt Allen <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Stupid Question about the backspace key!
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed May 30 02:26:01 2001
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Mutt/1.3.18i
<quote who="Matt Allen">
> Some people just dont know when to shutup.
> Its people like this that give linux a bad name.
There is little for me to cover that wasn't said so eloquently[*] in Tony
This is a very legitimate problem, with *many* complicated,
non-user-oriented solutions, which has not received a great amount of
interest from distributors for some time. It has a remarkably strong
effect on user behaviour; my co-workers on this list can attest to my
jumping-up-and-down-type-behaviour as they (quite innocently and
unknowingly!) refused to use the backspace or delete keys out of order. I
do *not* believe that qualitative assessment of Free Software is in any
way harmful to its success.
All I can really add is that I take great offence to your email. I would
hope that my words give Linux and Free Software a good name, my actions work
to improve them, and that my interest and amazement be infectious.
"World domination is a community responsibility." - Michael Hall
[*] Apart from his rampant apostrophisation, about which I must comment,
lest you all think this email forged.
"you misspelt 'world dominatrix'" - James Wilkinson.