Selling Linux to Windows Users

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Dec 9 20:48:57 UTC 2008

Mark Haney wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Mark Haney wrote:
>>> So, having a sword is better than having a gun?  I mean, the sword
>>> came
>>> before guns.  And I do believe there was MASS adoption of the sword.
>> Not really.  A far larger percentage of Americans own guns than would
>> have ever owned swords in any civilization, and that's probably true
>> of
>> the world in general.  The sword was rarely even the military weapon
>> of choice.
> That's my point.  It's not what came first.  It is what happens to be
> best.

Yeah, but it wasn't "mass" adoption.

> (And I would debate the last line only because the Roman Legion was
> the
> most lethal pre-gunpowder force in the world.  The phalanx be damned.
> :)

That's why I said "rarely".  I was actually trying to think of any 
_other_ military that relied on swords the way the Romans did.  Certainly in British history it was never the sole or even primary weapon.  

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