23 Dec 2002 grape   » (Journeyer)

"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me ... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
-Walt Disney

Lorri just sent me that great quote. I think that just about says it all.

Coolio! Greg Allan is listed in the LWM Linux Timeline!! Whoever is responsible for that, I can't thank you enough. It means the world to me. Thank you! You can see for yourself here.

lkcl I like what you have to say. We really should chat one of these days.

Open source business models are a bitch when you have to address that ugly point where voluntary community involvement and revenue generation collide. **blammo**

Lawrence: The Uncrowned King Of Arabia is the name of the book I just started reading. Great book. Great man. Should do me a bit of good to relax and read for a couple of days. Thanks go out to Lorri's family for that one.

The Rant Room: Enough Already! Looks like I am going to have to rant on how marketing positively affects the consumer one of these days. People don't get it, do they? I need to add to that rant the definition of marketing as well. Seems some folks can't quite seperate it from merchandising. And while I am in the rant room here, why can't people figure out that Microsoft is providing their customers with the UTILITY? Quality user experience is relative to what you know, and if you pay for it and it does the job and you get to go home to your wife and kids all happy at the end of the day then it is what you are going to use next year when you get the honor of paying for the upgrade. And NO!. Did someone really think that the business user of linux desktop OS was going to be happy when they couldn't cut and paste between applications? Well, obviously some of us are more stubborn than others, but damn! Is that how you want your attorney dealing with your case file when your ex-wife is about to milk you for $160,000 AND your beer fridge?

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