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Re: [vox-tech] DE flame war.



On Sunday 06 March 2005 20:57, Karsten M. Self wrote:
>
> Speaking for myself:
>
>    
>
>    - GNOME has an alarming tendency to make like a supercharged VW
>      Beatle on a ice-slicked Colorado mountain road:  continuous 360s
>      until it plunges headline over a 1500' abyss.  The number of major
>      direction/architecture changes the project's been through, and the
>      willingless it's demonstrated to change allegiances (toolkits,
>      target audience, design intent, preferred application set) makes me
>      treat it like a rabid, pregnant, injured rhino:  with a great deal
>      of cirucumspection but not necessarially with any intent to turn it
>      into a favorite house pet.
>
>    - Another remarkably charming feature of GNOME is the way it
>      encourages the user to make fantastic journeys through unfamiliar
>      territory.  Setting, say, MIME associations in your web browser
>      requires firing up a sort of bastardized psychopathic cross-breed
>      excuse of a file-mangler-cum-desktop-icon-manager, called Nautilus.
>      Then it's merely a straightforward matter of a half dozen
>      mouse-clicks, a newts eye, three waves of the rubber chicken
>      (counterclockwise -- this is often omitted by the user and is
>      contrary to the specs in the prior revisions docs).  Browser proxy
>      specification is similarly conveniently located in another totally
>      separate application.
>
>    Sometimes.  You'll need to cross a few
>      swamps from time to time, though.

This was fun to read.  Nice use of simile and metaphor.  This reminds of of 
Joe Arruda; Mr. Zen.  What ever happened to him?

Bob
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