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Re: Swamp Gas Emacs, GNU, Linux, and more


From: Jai Dayal
Subject: Re: Swamp Gas Emacs, GNU, Linux, and more
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 01:57:00 -0500

wat


On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 1:54 AM, Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> wrote:

> The GNU project must have been fucking amazing. Just
> imagine to have a wonderful system, including all the
> tools, so everything is interconnected with the same
> interface but still isolated. And everything in C. This
> is why it always frustrates me to hear RMS or some
> other GNU fanatic express negativism what the f--- to
> call Linux (and more). If you can't appreciate *that*,
> you are out of perspective for good!
>
> Today, consider the game industry. How many people are
> involved in that? Well, OK, it's the nature of consumer
> products that people want new things. And also it
> follows the hardware in intricate yet somewhat
> predictable ways so there are new things to do and more
> money to make.
>
> But what about the Ubuntu project - ?! And the Debian
> project (if you think your Gnus lacks activity, just
> hook up to linux.debian.user). And those are
> *distributions*!
>
> The Linux kernel itself - the LKML traffic is
> *immense*. And here we talk about a noninteractive,
> compiled *kernel*, so you shouldn't even notice it! But
> a kernel is obviously related to hardware just as
> games, which might amount for some.
>
> But isn't it much more natural to take an interest in
> the things that are closer to you, that you use (in a
> feedback sense)? I know some people who read books on
> beards - and they all have beards!
>
> My hunch is, this is a dead end. Like 3/4 or half of
> all software people should stop doing what they're
> doing, because it is all in terms of technology anyway,
> and instead write software to improve the
> mental-physical and emotional-social health of the
> entire population. We need a second revolution of
> computer altruism now that free software/open
> source/portable OSs/piracy/information access/whatever
> is not an issue anymore.
>
> It is time to kill the darlings, and get new ones.
>
> I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say
> about this. This isn't new thoughts. Use private mail
> if that feels better.
>
> --
> underground experts united:
> http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573
>


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