On Mon, 20 Apr 2009, John P. Looney wrote:
> because it was irrelevant" rather than "because it was crap". What
> it might also mean is that we don't need to push linux anymore
> either; it's just an OS, and people have long been content with
> closed source BIOSes. The OS matters less and less, as more magic
> is in the Browser.
I reckon it's not that the OS matters less, per se, but more that the
software world has grown so much. I.e. the OS matters as much as ever
in absolute terms, but you might have a more nuanced take viewed
A more general principle though, that continues to matter and needs
championing, is the need for open standards (be it inherent in some
widely used codebase, or explictely described, with multiple
I think, sadly, the web has *lost* ground in this respect over the
last 5 years.
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