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Archive for January, 2008
The end of Linux on the Desktop?

Well, hopefully this is the end of the annual “This is the year for Linux on the Desktop” idiocy. I’ve never believed Linux is a good desktop OS. It simply lacks the tools you need for a desktop. Although some open source stuff is decent, it isn’t well enough linked into the corporate infrastructure to […]

Computer Languages

I’ve been catching up on my reading, internet reading that is. And I notice that I had a lot of tabs open re: computer languages. One thing I notice that’s quite interesting is that a number of people are starting to make comments regarding various languages akin to my long-standing beliefs. Java: I’ve felt that […]

Complexity

I love Paul Graham’s comment on Dan Weinreb’s Why Did Symbolics Fail? article. Complexity has driven me nuts for years. I don’t comprehend why everything has to be so complex. It’s as if there’s a secret cabal someplace that figures it has to be hard, it’s computers. Thank God for Steve Jobs and his ability […]

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