Windows Rant

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at
Mon Jul 12 12:53:44 UTC 2010

On Sun, July 11, 2010 23:44, Angus MacGyver wrote:

> Good grief - have you no heart ?
> Are people *REALLY* that greedy these days ?
> Have we lost compassion for one another, the joy of gifting and most
> importantly love ?
> I'm appalled and disappointed.

Read my mail again. Read it very carefully.
I can't help it if it causes cognitive dissonance in your mind, but it has
*NOTHING* to do with greed.

Obviously you don't work in IT. Obviously you never heard questions like
* Hey Mark, I don't have a modem and can't connect to the Internet, can
you fix this?"
* "I removed some of the pins from my monitor cable because it didn't seem
to fit right, now it's not working at all...can you fix my computer?"
* Hey Sally, Can you fix my Internet, everytime I visit a website it says
my host is unknown"

So why am I on this mailing list, for free? Because here I can choose. I
only answer the questions that I find interesting. I am truly fascinated
by interesting problems, and the joy of learning that goes with it. I
really want to share that joy. But only on my terms. I will respect you if
you respect me, and vice versa. There is nothing wrong with that, on the
contrary: this world needs more respect.

The Thinkgeek tshirt is tongue-in-cheek, but if you want to read a serious
blog post that I agree with, then I recommend this one:

Thanks for your attention.


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