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

You know what, you're right Kroc. I was not complaining and I tried to make sure it didn't seem like it. It's my fault for not trying to submit anything to the site and for not making any suggestions. I will keep my mouth shut from now on.

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

The thing that keeps me from trying to submit something is that I'm not sure I have any real chance of being given the time of day (well, that and that I have nothing of value to say...). Basically, extracting from the conduct of the staff so far, I would expect that, if I submitted anything that wasn't in-line with you guy's opinions and views, it would never get published. If the site's staff are in general unashamed to push their own personal views on thing when they create content, why would I expect them to suddenly become neutral facilitators when I offer a submission?

I don't mean to be rude or ungrateful. I do realize that you guys, and Thom in particular, do a lot of work for free here, and I do appreciate it. It's just that, if you ask, that's why I, for one, don't take your submission request too seriously. If you really want to see more submissions, maybe you should first convince us that you're really, honest-to-God serious and ready to accept them?

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