OT: RANT (Was: [cctalk-request at classiccmp.org: confirm 38290c8a992491eda604beff5a06ff20cd7e85f5]

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Feb 2 15:23:52 CST 2017

On Thu, 2 Feb 2017, Ian Finder wrote:
> WTF did I just read.

An agreement with Mouse about plain-text, by sarcastically
objecting to use of plain text in the RFC, segueing into an
off-the-wall rant objecting to planned obsolescence.

It was inspired by finding only Youtube videos for some simple 
information, end of support for XP, involuntary Win7 to Win10 upgrade, 

I intended it to be absurd enough to provide some humor.
It apparently failed at that.

> On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 7:09 PM, Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
>> If you think that, you _really_ need to read 3676.
>> <RANT> Nobody's going to read that the way that it is formatted.
>> If they expect people to read it, they will have to punch it up, with
>> fonts, colors, background images and textures, formats, animated emojis,
>> audio accompaniment, and embedded videos.
>> How can any message be taken seriously without any dancing kangaroos and
>> yodelling jellyfish?
>> Why is it being disseminated as a text file, instead of as a Youtube video?
>> Surely, the new administration's education policies will bring an end to
>> the arrogance of "literates" from insulting the intelligence of the voting
>> public of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.
>> Since there are still a rare few machines without the appropriate
>> hardware, smell-o-vision will have to remain optional.
>> But, the current combined policies at MICROS~1 and Apple of deprecating
>> any and all hardare and software more than six months old should fix that.
>>  That will also solve the fear that a system might still be in use after
>> its printer ink or smell-o-vision supplies are used up.
>> (microbots in solution in printer ink can complete the process of
>> preventing scofflaws from refilling printer ink)
>> Besides, it is clearly not in the best interests of manufacturing in
>> USA^H^H^HChina to permit such legacy relics to be permitted to continue to
>> exist.   Delegalization of obsolete computers will be coming soon,
>> unfortunately, federal agents have had some difficulty controlling the
>> content of the hundreds of machines that have the capability of
>> disconnecting from the interweb.   Replacing all NEMA connectors with
>> Micro-USB should help.
>> [MiniTru clarification: The appropriate executive orders were issued long
>> ago, when Bill Gates and Steve Jobs invented the first computer.]
>> </RANT>
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>   Ian Finder
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