Ubuntu review: Worst game ever

Ari Torhamo ari.torhamo at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 15:46:17 BST 2008


la, 2008-06-07 kello 18:00 -0700, Steven Davies-Morris kirjoitti:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > I found this review of Ubuntu enlightening: 
> > http://www.amazon.com/review/R1PPJ35WY17216/ref=cm_aya_cmt?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B000PSWZSC#wasThisHelpful
> > 
> > 
> > Dotan Cohen
> > 
> > http://what-is-what.com http://gibberish.co.il 
> > ×-ב-×’-ד-×”-ו-×–-×—-ט-×™-ך-×›-ל-×-מ-ן-×
> > -ס-ע-ף-פ-ץ-צ-ק-ר-ש-ת
> > 
> > A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> >  Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> 
> I have to come clean. I know Ernesto. He's a very bright and very funny
> guy. And very tech savvy. This was his idea of a funny public practical
> joke. The kind that reels in those humourless drones that can't tell
> satire -- even when it bites them on the bum :-) -- and would be good
> candidates to appear on "Candid Camera" or whatever the updated "scare
> factor" version is on Sci-Fi channel) being led around by the nose.


The writing is funny, but everyone who has been dealing with complite
newbies should understand that this kind of jokes will cause confusion
to some of them. More experienced also can't really be sure, if the
writer is being real or not. On the other hand, an important part of the
fun to many is to laugh at other's reactions. 

It's harder to tell a joke from a real thing, when you don't see or hear
the person telling it. It's also harder, when a joke is told in a
context, where jokes aren't normally told. In such cases - if the goal
isn't to get to laugh at people who respond - one may put "This was just
a joke", or something like that, in the end. It doesn't remove the
funnyness, but prevents confusion.

Regards,

Ari





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