That many people actually think like in that parody is a wretched thing indeed, but it’s definitely not news Thankfully, the ignorance level has decreased visibly in the past few years, at least where I live.
“To find the 22 innovators, instigators, and inventors to honor with a Rave Award this year, we started by looking for the most intriguing breakthroughs in the world today — then tracked down the individuals who made them happen. Each honoree told a unique story, but they tended to have one thing in common: Before changing the game in technology, business, or culture, they first changed themselves. There’s the actor who became a politician (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the politician who became an entrepreneur (Arianna Huffington), not to mention an entrepreneur turned philanthropist (Paul Allen) and a philanthropist turned open source warrior (Mark Shuttleworth). The lesson seems obvious: Reinvent yourself, reinvent the world.”
and just so by the way, the link to stumbleupon was cool, as a johnny-come-lately i am now totally addicted
i found this cool ascii art page of tux, this is awesome
go see at 100mb.nl, it is quite big though so scroll up and down to see the whole thing, and left to right if you dont have widescreen monitor
it’s only funny because SOME people might bizarrely & actually think in this way.
Reminds me of what Dame Thatcher said:
I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well,
if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
Looks like OS technology is getting like politics then, mate…
with prejudice & nastiness
& power monopolies
disturbed, veiled sarcasm masquerading as parody..
& all the other juicy human frailties
which make it so addictive.
Maybe the person who wrote the parody
should apply for a job …
as Perez Hilton’s lackey.
Really get their daily quota of nastiness out their own deluded mind & into the public domain..
you don’t need to publish this post.
probably better if you don’t?
I declare upfront: I haven’t liked Americans since I first visited NYC in ’94
have liked them less&less with subsequent visits over the years..
especially given how their economic imperialism
leaves the rest of the world poor & hungry
while they wail & moan
about their obese, moronic, inconsequential lives on the Jerry Springer show..
“not a bad first effort from a bunch of uneducated, non-American, hippie/terrorist programmers….
…Still, it’s clear that they have a long way to go to catch up with a real software company like Microsoft,
who spends billions of dollars a year on innovation and security to come up with something like Vista….”
Maybe we should consult the Tibetan Elders ,
in our hippie, native, uneducated non-American way…
about this matter..
Find out what they think of “Running Scared” (Microsoft’s) torpid share price in the past few years…
And whether they see “Pretty Sounds Tinkling” (Apple) making a major impact on the non-american world
outside of gizmo phones & music monopolies ?
American put this kind of hate-speech out into the world…
shoving their dominance into he rest of the world’s faces…
And then they’re aghast when guerilla terrorists
choose to fly planes into their American buildings…?
In objection to their gross arrogance & interference & The Grand American Dream inter alia.
Whip their American OS asses, good & hard.
IMNSHO Success is the ultimate revenge.
Anyway – the guy who wrote that spiteful parody must be such a limp bizkit…
I bet you he is not independently wealthy & hasn’t gone to the space station…
& can’t mobilise something which might actually make a difference..
Talk about penile envy.
“not a bad first effort from a bunch of uneducated, non-American, hippie/terrorist programmers….”
Education doesn’t seem to be a prerequisite for success.
It’s quite a bourgeois construct, actually.
Bill Gates dropped out..
And I think Google’s Larry&Sergey also didn’t finish their education fully, before starting Google..?
Could probably find more examples, if a point were to be proved…
As for hippy ?
Well maybe Google’s Larry&Sergey should disguise the fact they hung out at Burning Man in Nevada at one stage
(that’s about as “hippy” as you get…) & took some inspiration from the dynamic they saw there..
And Larry Ellison should hide his somewhat hippy obsession with all things eastern…
Is that supposed to be a bad thing?
Who wants to be American nowadays anyway?
Their economy is moving backwards…& they are revilded & hated
by many of the other 5.5Billion people living on the planet…
The rest of the world’s economic stat’s are looking good this year – but they’re not …
And SURPRISE !
USA’s eco-lethargy is not going to impact the world economy, like it might have done in the past…
They’re the modern equivalent of the roman empire in decline…
Think the expense & issues surrounding other operating systems
+ shifting perceptions around the collaborative nature of the Web
+ Greater prominence of Open Source options
…are changing a number of paradigms.
Let’s see how far the barbarian programmers from Not-America can take this
Inevitably – by challenging the status quo – they’ll press some buttons.
Such is life.
I guess there will always be whingers (like the parody guy)
who make nasty comments,
when they see a good thing happening
which challenges their pseudo-power
& they’re not part of it.
Poor things ;-(
Mark W. Tomlinson says:
May 1st, 2007 at 11:35 pm
I saw this when it posted Saturday morning and spilled my coffee, I was laughing so hard (not to mention scaring the neighbors…).
And I must say, as an American, I’ve NEVER liked Jerry Springer.
Marcello Semboli says:
May 2nd, 2007 at 1:11 pm
Sincere congratulation for Dell-Ubuntu partnership.
You got it!
LOL! Very funny indeed, I was laughing loudly. This one was one of the funnies parts:
‘With Vista, all I had to do was get a USB stick (because the network drivers don’t “take”) and walk it over to my other machine and get a beta account on the nVidia site, and sign the NDA and wait for my email response and then find the right driver to download, and then I downloaded it and put it on the USB stick (well, I had to take it back off the USB stick because it wasn’t recognized by Vista, and I had to burn it to a CD, but it’s basically the same thing), and then I just had to run the installer and agree to the License Agreement and then make sure I went into the registry and set the keys that let me install an unsigned driver, and then the video card worked fine. Why can’t Debain WrEtch be that easy? The obvious answer is “Communism.”‘