Look what a mess I made (was Brilliant and very useful...)

Johnson David DavidJohnson at Siemens.com
Mon Apr 7 11:40:02 PDT 2003

On Monday 07 April 2003 08:36 am, Gregory A. Gilliss wrote:

> The point - the reason that I thought that this article has value -
> is that the FreeBSD community doesn't - dare I say it - pander - to
> the user community.

"pander: someone who caters to or exploits the weaknesses of others"

I hope you can see my point. There is a line between advocacy and 
pandering that we should not cross.

> Good tools require no instruction.  That was the point, not the rest
> of this didactic cruft.

My automobile is a most excellent tool. But it required a lot of 

> Who among you ever read the instructions for a phone (not a cordless
> multi- frequency-answering-machine-GPS-breathalyzer phone, but the
> unbox-it-plug- it-in-listen-for-dial-tone phone?  Or a hammer? 

When FreeBSD has the lack of functionality of a hammer, then it won't 
need instructions. Think about it. A hammer only does one thing (two if 
you have a clawhammer). FreeBSD does a million things in a million 
different ways. Of course it needs instructions!



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