[clug] Why do we do what we do in Linux? [was Re: Text editor]

Ben Davies bdcrux at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 15:40:02 MDT 2014

On 27 October 2014 23:10, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> On 27 Oct 2014, at 10:52 pm, Bryan Kilgallin <bryan at netspeed.com.au> wrote:
>> So what readable, humorous on-line cartoon-book can you recommend? :-[
> You’re right, there are none, apart from xkcd.
> Unix/Linux is a ‘sharp tool’, it doesn’t have training wheels or safety guards.
> The tools were developed by professionals, for professionals to expedite their work.
> You’re expected to know how to use the tools and how to handle them.

Going off topic, author Neal Stephenson discusses some of those
problems in his essay:

He makes an interesting analogy between Linux/Unix and an industrial
power drill - the Hole Hawg. An annotated version of the text is here:

Enjoy :-)


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