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Comment The definition of art is always subjective (Score 1) 733

For Mr. Ebert, computer games are not art and never will. For many other people, they are. It's a fallacy to assume that there can be a definition of art everybody agrees to, or even if there was such a definition, that everyone would come to the same result when applying this definition.

Dell Protests 'Not Wintel's Lapdog' 449

An anonymous reader writes "C|Net is reporting on a protestation by Dell's CTO, Kevin Kettler, who says quite loudly that they are not Microsoft and Intel's puppet." From the article: "Essentially, Kettler argued, Dell was responsible for selecting, if not necessarily developing, many of the technologies in today's desktop computers and servers. Among standards for which he said Dell deserves credit are 802.11 wireless networking, PCI Express communications technology and 64-bit extensions to Intel's x86 line of processors."

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