Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Feb 2009 23:15 UTC
Gnome A very, very long time ago I personally advocated the inclusion of a certain feature into GNOME. We set up a poll at OSNews, which resulted in a very, very resounding "yes!" from the OSNews community - many of which are GNOME users. The feature in question was the global application menubar, which allowed the GNOME desktop to have a menu bar atop the screen similar to that of Mac OS X. The poll is long gone, the debate thread in the Bugzilla has died out, and no decision has yet been made. I wanted to know where this feature stands, and how much the developers have improved it, and I was in for a surprise.
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sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

On the other hand, I'm sure there are significant numbers of GNOME users who think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

What I'd like to know is why sliced bread always gets such a free ride, and such implicit endorsement as this. Sliced bread has disadvantages. It gets moldy faster. And it dries out faster than the unsliced, *real* variety.

Edited 2009-02-14 03:26 UTC

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Or, as so stated by the late George Carlin:
What's so great about sliced bread? You got a knife, you got a loaf of bread... slice the f**king thing and get on with your life. ;) The same can apply here. You got the applet, you got the option, set it the way you want and get on with your life.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Or, as so stated by the late George Carlin:

I'm finding that the real bummer about being 45 is that entirely too many people, once a part of my life, are now "late". When watching Star Trek movies, I find myself keeping a tally: "He's dead. She's dead. She's dead. He's dead."

It's disturbing.

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

According to wikipedia, that phrase came into common use after Wonder Bread launched a marketing campaign touting the innovation, so it looks like it's a slogan from the '30s or referencing a slogan from the '30s.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_thing_since_sliced_bread

Plus, most people buy cheap knives that barely cut air, so they end up with squashed bread when they try to slice the loaf up.

Personally, indoor plumping gets my vote for best innovation ever. "Greatest thing since indoor plumping" doesn't have the same ring to it though, and it brings up all sorts of negative connotations.

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