Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 00:37 UTC
Features, Office In the comments on our editorial about language purism and the Psystar case, it became quite clear that language is a subject almost everyone has an opinion on - not odd if you consider that language is at the very centre of what makes us "human". Since this appears to be a popular subject, let's talk about the influence computing has had on two very minor aspects of the Dutch language.
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RE: New name for this site ?
by cefarix on Tue 27th Oct 2009 04:34 UTC in reply to "New name for this site ?"
cefarix
Member since:
2006-03-18

Yup. It's turning more into Thom's personal blog...

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RE[2]: New name for this site ?
by JayDee on Tue 27th Oct 2009 04:46 in reply to "RE: New name for this site ?"
JayDee Member since:
2009-06-02

Yup. It's turning more into Thom's personal blog...


I wouldn't really say that. It's just that a lot of content of this site is more generalized now. Take for example the articles on the Wall Warts and alarm systems written by David. Then you have reviews of geeks.com products and graphics software from Eugenia. When you add that to articles like this, I feel this site is going into a different direction. It's giving news that geeks like :-) (To Eugenia, David and Thom, please do not take this as an insult as that's not what I wish to do. I actually like your articles)

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RE[3]: New name for this site ?
by Kroc on Tue 27th Oct 2009 09:42 in reply to "RE[2]: New name for this site ?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

We’re not experts in real time operating systems or the inner workings of the Linux kernel, nor the finer details of a UNIX mainframe. We need you peeps to contribute news, articles and opinion to make the spread more diverse than just 90% Thom and 10% the rest of the staff.

Look, I don’t mean to be rude about this, but how can you complain about the content of the site when, if you scroll down the homepage, 90% of it is Thom’s, volunteered free. He’s really not being helped here, and if he stopped, OSnews would come to a grinding halt.

The reality is simple, if you don’t like the homepage lineup, start writing, you can change it into something you’d prefer ;) If the homepage were 90% contributed articles from across the spectrum of users, and 10% the staff, wouldn’t that be better? We need the help; it is for all intents and purposes Thom’s blog, but that’s hardly his fault since he’s the one keeping the ship afloat by filling in all the blanks.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yup. It's turning more into Thom's personal blog...


It's been turning into my personal blog for 6 years now, according to some. Is this process ever going to be finished? It kind of feels like dividing a number in half for all eternity - you never quite reach zero.

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Kalessin Member since:
2007-01-18

What would we ever do without good ol' Zeno and his paradox...

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akavel Member since:
2009-10-27

I, OTOH, do like the diversity of the topics covered by the site. It feels so Renaissance. Just my $.02, and I know that article's comments are not the best place to talk about such things ;) but if others do already talk, why wouldn't I join for a moment :]
Cheers to all and every contributor! ;)

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