Engelbart's mouse / 40th anniversary
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Dec 15 16:33:01 CST 2008
> Abuse of terminology due to cluelessness is endemic in our
> society. Witness all the people who have "broadband" connections to
> their houses (they're almost always baseband, but have lots of
> bandwidth), and the guy down the street from me who swears that he
> "has a satellite" in his back yard.
The ones that reallly irritate me are people taking about 'A USB' meaning
a memory stick with a USB interface and 'Changing the CMOS' meaning the
configuration RAM of a PC/AT or later.
> People are clueless. That, in itself, is forgivable. What's NOT
> forgivable is people being happy about the fact that they're
> clueless, and lacking any particular desire to change.
Now when I make comments like that, I get flamed alive....
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