A few years ago, Jason Hiner started putting his name in the 'From' field of a bunch of emails I get for being a subscriber. I thought that was a little narcissitic and self-important, but hey, if he wants to stroke his ego, let it be, as long as the content continues. Since that time, I've found less and less to read that's of interest to me at all, and it seems like we get more and more garbage like this. Newsflash... You know what's broken? The attitude of someone who's supposed to write informative articles that turns out whiny criticism at the easiest of targets. Microsoft bashing has been done to friggin death for so long that it's only funny because someone still thinks it's original. Printer bashing? Really? That was funny in Office Space 14 years ago. Great, they still don't work. Guess what, they'll never get any better. Deal with it.
And then we get these smug pinheads who have to prove how much smarter they are than the rest of us by talking about how much they know about XYZ operating system that 4 other people on the planet know about (WTF is GNOME?!). No one cares. We all have perfectly good reasons for using the OS's we do, and very few of us have the time or the inclination to work through a multi-year learning curve just to figure out how to print documents or watch movies from Ubuntu or UNIX or GNOME or whichever OS is apparently better than mine. I thought these pinheads were just chat forum posters, but apparently Jason Hiner, in his infinite wisdom, has decided their rants warrant a larger platform and lets this kind of drivel pass for journalism.
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