Tuesday, January 22, 2008

One Size Fits All

Well thats what the box of Nitrile gloves said... Now I have purchased Nitrile gloves before I use them for working on electronics and machinery (and when using cleaning chemicals) to protect my hands hand usually they fit perfectly usually however I only by a few (a small bag full) at the local hardware store. But instead of buying a few gloves at a time I decided to get a box of them from the local chain drug store and save some money. The gloves were tight on my hand and a few times just split in two because they were so small. If you are familiar with Nitrile gloves you know how tough they are and yes I thought that splitting in two was impossible too. I went back to the drug store to get another box larger ones the clerk at the store just looked at me like "It says one size fits all".... Microsoft reminds me of the clerk at the drug store "well it's one size fits all."

Technology is, be it gloves (yes gloves are a technology) or computers is never a one size fits all. Clothing is another technology that is like that, Communists in China mass produce a large quantity of drab blue uniforms for every good little citizen to ware. In America, and other free countries we can wear what clothing we want as a from of freedom of expression. I can by the clothes I want and if I so choose to I can customize them, try that in a Communists country...

I have seen a number of posts on the internet from some dolt(s) claiming that Linux is Communism. And make a leap in logic stating that because it is from Communist Finland it is Communist. I have to wonder if that person is using Windows I assume that they are. I also assume that they are of the thinking that because you are not charging money for it that it is not capitalism. That does not have anything to do with communism or capitalism, if you were in say Communist Russia and you wanted to have a TV you would have had to buy it and it would have cost a lot of money (rubles) out of reach of many people of the time. And you would not be able to watch what ever you want on that TV only State approved TV. Much like DRM and Windows only allow you to do what they approve.

Finland is not now nor has it been a Communist country, it is a Republic. For those of you old enough to remember "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Yep there is that word Republic. Next time someone tells you that Linux is communism and Finland is a communist country you can have a good laugh. Tell them to look up Finland on the Wikipedia or CIA World Fact book.





1 comment:

crx091081gb said...

you can't even spell buy. It's buy with a u. Moron