And proved it at the same time!
But.... Does it have enough traction?
Redhat -> Mandrake -> Knoppix -> Gentoo -> (Solaris) -> Ubuntu
Think of the items they sell as independent products that extend the game, and it works fine.
In places that I have worked so far. They have not.
Ah cool. Small world
... sorta. I guess.
Been doing the whole Sapir-Whrof thing myself with learning Lojban since 05. :P
It may seem odd but I would say Godel Escher Bach. I can't really think of any other book that I would consider worth while reading at the start of my carear. (I am actually thinking of before my college education.)
Hey, mind if I ask you a zOS related question. My email is valid.
I think it represents a conflict of interest when you are in-charge or the 'developing' nation. Especially when it has natural resources, or if you are primarily there to harvest a cash crop.
I think with greater exposure to poor quality writing that people would learn why it is bad. Then actually attempt to communicate better.
That seems to describe the Marketing place I am currently in too.
I agree with grandparent. Politics. Although it was probably brought about by constant nagging and put downs by us.
My opinion behind this is that in the US they try sell a Brand, ie The Simpsons. But I don't have an alternative model to apply to the Japanese.
After watching the Youtube video on Google's venture in China I am 'slightly' inclined to disagree. It was stated that free was priority so they just bundled up the software which as much Malware/spyware that was necessary to pay for the software.
Wouldn't the fact that the people who read and write about computer intelligence for the public are neither, be worse?