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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Reactions to the following?
From: Lars von dem Ast <mrprenzl@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 18:53:20 -0600
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On Monday 21 January 2002 03:47 pm, you wrote:
> My quick take:
> Good = possible competitor for Microsoft in the "desktop" arena
> Bad = every RPM puts and IM icon on your desktop

As the famous biologist E.O. Wilson said: "Evolution creates diversity, not 
conformity." Linux is great because of its diversity. AOL takeovers will not 
help diversity. Just think, had the Unixae made a serious attempt at the 
office-desktop computer, there would be Unix/Linux-style "grown-up" Internet 
everywhere. Instead, we've got stripped-down, anti-peer-to-peer, 
ultra-commercial, toy versions of the Internet such as AOL and Microsoft. AOL 
and Linux do not belong together. One is a chunk of sterile real estate in 
the neoliberal free market wasteland, the other is a thriving World Hive of 
power!!! HAAHAHA!!! (maniacal volkish/anarchist/Marxist/esoteric laughter).

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