Selling Linux to Windows Users
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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
>>> 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
>> 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
Yeah, but it wasn't "mass" adoption.
> (And I would debate the last line only because the Roman Legion was
> 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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