Re: BIg Biz as always Re: the Linux community (was Re: URGENT: )

Tom Whore (
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 11:57:53 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Robert S. Thau wrote:
--]So, I've been watching the freeware scene for a while, and I really
--]don't see more discord than I have in the past.

Hello mcfly, when did the flame wars ever get time on Naional Press (and
Im not including Dr Dobbs or Unix Review as notional coverage, im talking

YEs flames happen everywhere, they are good for growth..

But the exposure it is getting now is akin to the exposure MP3 is getting.
Its prome time and global wide baby, and its not just the techs and geeks
infighting now its new reporters and syndicated columnists.

--]is that before, it was all in the family because no one outside the
--]family thought it had any significance. Now, it's a publicity
--]problem, but I think the solution is more likely to educate people
--]about what it really does (and more importantly, doesn't) mean.

Do you realy think in the depths of your experinece the PUBLIC wants to be
educated on the enlightnment of OS's? Yea, like my dawg pooops.,,,
Realisticaly, that is in the realy real world, the mass are going to
parrot onside of the debate or the other in a skewed way depedning on
which talkin heads the listen to or , shudder the thought, read.

This isnt about education of information, its about becoming part of the
mainstream mass bubble gum culture....and when you do that, why bother.

Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas.


IN the land of lepers the man with the most fingers is king.

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