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RE: cygwin presentation ???

Appreciate the positive recognition of my humerous effort - for a laugh was
the only agenda I was pursuing.

For all those who might otherwise question my motives, "political
commentary" is often "couched" in humor.
The fact that some find it "funny" and others "offensive" means that there
is a thread of truth weaving through it.
The truth is the truth - whether that truth is self-evident, enlightening,
or offensive is left completely up to the
interpretation of the individual. Cygwin has some "shortcomings". DUH. Of
course - it's evolving. The complaint
weaved into the humor is that cygwin is not for "dummies" - and that the
dummies find this annoying. I'm "kind"
of a dummy myself, so I can relate to the "dummy community's" complaints in
this regard. Yet, I know that "dummies"
are not the target audience for cygwin but in fact are more recent
"interlopers" - if there is such a thing. That's
the curse of success - the more powerful cygwin becomes, the more DUMMIES
it's gonna attract. So the
complaints about it's "user friendliness" are only gonna get more frequent
and more vocal as time goes on.

So for those who get a little bent when someone complains about the lack of
"wizards" and "plug and play",
the fact is, such rabble wouldn't even be singing if cygwin wasn't first

Ah well, there's always the bad that comes with the good .......

Brian Kelly

"Gary R. Van Sickle" <> on
06/26/2003 10:39:47 PM

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Subject:    RE: cygwin presentation ???

> List Rule #1      Cygwin has no problems - only issues.
> Rule #2           If you have an "issue" you can "issue" it to the list -
> but only if it is a problem.

Wait wait wait - your numbering is off:

First rule of Cygwin: You do not talk about Cygwin.

Second rule of Cygwin: You DO NOT talk about Cygwin.

And one of these IS the new Official Cygwin Slogan:

""U" don't "win" with Cygwin"

Perhaps with a subhead: "I'm posixtive about that!"


"Cygwin - use it and SHUT UP."

Priceless dude!

Gary R. Van Sickle
Brewer.  Patriot.

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