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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] pigs at trough

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] pigs at trough
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 07:00:06 +0000
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On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 11:12:26AM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> >>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Suffield <address@hidden> writes:
>     Andrew> Well I for one *do* hold an engineering qualification,
>     Andrew> [...].  And I would classify bazaar as an engineering
>     Andrew> disaster which only the megacorporations could beat. It
>     Andrew> looks like it's run by marketdroids.
> Argument from authority and ad hominem in the same short post?

It wasn't really either - I just felt like puncturing James' argument
from anti-authority.

"It looks like it's run by marketdroids" is an abbreviation of an
effect that anybody who's worked on or near a large corporate project
should recognise (although you don't need to have done it to know
it). I didn't really want to go over the subject again in any detail;
handwaving in the general direction was sufficient to defeat the point
I was replying to.

Andrew Suffield

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