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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RE[2]: Apple purist...
by Kroc on Mon 26th Oct 2009 07:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Apple purist..."
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

And I presume that you are simply too young to remember where we’ve come from, and thus why it’s so worrying where we’re going with technology.

Do you remember the days when your computer was your own? That, given time, you could learn *everything* about it, every inner working, every part. It started up, and it was yours to do with as you saw fit instead of this notion of EULAs and licences telling you what you can and can’t do. When all the development tools you needed came with the computer and you didn’t need someone else’s permission to develop something for it.

You’ve grown up in a world where you take it as given that you basically have no freedom over your own purchases and equipment.

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RE[3]: Apple purist...
by wirespot on Mon 26th Oct 2009 09:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Apple purist..."
wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

You’ve grown up in a world where you take it as given that you basically have no freedom over your own purchases and equipment.


There you go, assuming. I'm not a 12yr old digital native, I'm Gen X, and so's he. I've experienced just as much computing history going by as he has.

And pardon me, but I do so own my computers, thank you very much. I build my own rigs and use Linux on them. Not Ubuntu either. I get my hands dirty messing with the engine and I enjoy it as much as I did messing with Spectrum clones or playing arcade games back in the day.

Doesn't mean I have to live in the past and not enjoy new technology. I loved the old stuff but they're gone and good writtens, we have much cooler toys now. Evolve, you silly old fossils.

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RE[4]: Apple purist...
by Kroc on Mon 26th Oct 2009 10:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Apple purist..."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I’m developing with the latest web technologies and helping push this forward into the mainstream. I’m no fossil either. I just feel that we’re barely scratching the possibility of these 'cooler toys' because of this closed-culture in place.

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