Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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sbergman27
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2005-07-24

As for PJ being nuts, let's recall she was right about SCO.

And don't we know it? While we were all running in circles thinking that The SCO Group had an iron-clad case, and that IBM and Linux didn't stand a chance, Pamela was the sole voice in the crowd questioning TSG's claims.

Revise history much, wirespot?

Well... it's not like RMS's fans don't do the same thing. Taking brain-dead simple observations from the past that most everyone recognized, and then retroactively asserting that RMS (or Pamela) was the only one who saw them.

Edited 2009-10-25 23:52 UTC

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wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

Taking brain-dead simple observations from the past that most everyone recognized, and then retroactively asserting that RMS (or Pamela) was the only one who saw them.


That's not what I said. I said that PJ was right about SCO. Not that she was the only one. And that she might be right about Psystar. Revise my comments much?

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

That's not what I said. I said that PJ was right about SCO. Not that she was the only one.

Well, then by all means let's award her due credibility points for that time that she said that water is wet, too. That woman is a veritable Oracle.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Well... it's not like RMS's fans don't do the same thing. Taking brain-dead simple observations from the past that most everyone recognized, and then retroactively asserting that RMS (or Pamela) was the only one who saw them.


That, or they take the "broken clock" approach and constantly repeat the same prediction - and then loudly congratulate themselves for the one time that they turned to be right (while ignoring all of the other times they were wrong).

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