The Cults of Operating Systems

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By ChrisMcAdams
March 8, 2002

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I don't care!

Don't get me wrong. I care about a lot of things. I care when my infant son cries in the middle of the night because he's hungry. I care very much that dozens of people are needlessly dying every day in Israel and in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. I care that my country (US) is fighting in a war and that people are getting killed. I care that people aren't getting enough food to eat right here our own back yard.

But I don't care even one bit what OS/computing platform you think I should have. Please, before you post another price comparison of a Dell vs. an iMac, before you make yet another reference to the evilness of Microsoft, before you discuss just how much you HATE the company that doesn't make the computer that you're looking at right now, just think, "I'm I really adding anything to this conversation? Or am I just yelling for the religious affiliation I have with my operating system of my choice?"

It's just silly to think that there were 225 messages in the last 24 hours and that most of them had to do with the relative evilness of the cult of the other guy's worthless operating system.

Shut up already!

Is it so important that you convince somebody that buying a Blah, Blah, Blah is stupid because it's not as good of a deal as your computer?


Just turn off the damned computer and go read Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. It's hilarious. Ranting about some person you don't know hating the operating system that you love doesn't even come close.

Oh great! I'm ranting.

Chris "doesn't-care-what-operating-system-you-love" McAdams

Hey, do you smell popcorn?

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