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[3]: Apple purist...
by wirespot on Mon 26th Oct 2009 09:11 UTC 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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