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Didn't God say "...and the geeks shall inherit the earth"?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

From the article:
"So I'm telling you the world has changed and you're saying to me "Yes? And? Any REAL news this week?" Well now you're going to be really annoyed because I might be about to launch into a geek-is-good tirade. Some guy called Martin Girard had an article published in OS news cheekily entitled Why Desktop Linux Will Not Take off, and Why You Don’t Want It to. Initially I was mildly alarmed by the erratic capitalisation in the title... but then I can be a bit anal about such things. Did I mention I had excellent literacy skills? Anyway, Girard reckons that the reason desktop Linux is doomed to failure is that geeks think it's cool, so it is automatically doomed because people who aren't geeks just aren't into geek stuff. While the article was pretty light-hearted, I would just like to virtually sit Mr Girard down for a moment and have a little talk with him, because it's not only a bit inflammatory, it's a bit derisive of geeks. And we all know how I hate stereotypes. Beside, isn't this the year of GNU/Linux on the desktop again? That's what the good people at Nuxified reckon as per Danijel Orsolic's article How Microsoft is loosing to GNU/Linux. Those kids reckon that this IS that year finally come, because all these advanced users are migrating and so are all their non-techie mates because the advanced user has advised it. Sometimes peer pressure is a good thing, kids!"

This
is a good read! Any geek should read it. And yes, geeks shall inherit the earth!

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posted by linnerd40, Sunday, September 17, 2006


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