Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Change platforms. Whenever you can. Ever since I got into computing, I've lived according to a very simple adage: change platforms all the time. For reasons I won't go into, the importance of this adage was reaffirmed today, and I figured I'd share it with you all - and hopefully, get a few of you to follow this adage as well.
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RE: Defeat?
by galvanash on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:58 UTC in reply to "Defeat?"
galvanash
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2006-01-25

I totally get what you are saying. Thom is looking at the world from a rather narrow viewpoint...

I would translate his statement to the following:

If you are an editor on a website that writes about operating systems, or want to be one, sound like one, or just broaden your mind, then change platforms often.


I actually think it is a valuable thing to play around with other platforms if for no other reason than to just educate yourself on whats out there and figure out what you like, but I would also concede that most people have better things to do with their time, at some point you know what you need to know and want to settle down and just get sh*t done..

Ironically I think if you look at life from the point of view of being successful and productive (and you aren't an editor at osnews.com), then changing platforms for the hell of it all the time without settling on one is probably admitting defeat.

Unfortunately I am in my forties and am totally defeated ;)

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