Subject: Re: Tux and Beastie!
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Julian Assange <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/26/1999 10:03:56
Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> writes:
> >While you're all rambling on about what is politically correct
> >in the typically american puritan style, me and a few friends
> >(including linux users) would like to have a good laugh.
> American? Puritan? First time I've ever seen a Kiwi called either.
> And laugh all you want in private. The real issue here is being
> deliberately offensive to a large chunk of the USENIX audience,
> including (so Jordan says) people who're going to be organizing the
> next USENIX tracks. It's likley not funny to those people, but offensive.
> Which is bad for NetBSD as a whole. The word that comes to my mind is
> "unprofessional", however funny the T-shirt may seem to us.
Like, d00d, linux got where it is today by being
``unprofessional''. It wasn't by code-quality. It wasn't functionality
(to begin with), and it sure as hell wasn't plastic grins and IBM
cufflinks. It was turning the unprofessional into the chic.
Any society that can not see the humour in such a t-shirt, or its
(horror!) counter part, and laugh at it, I want no part in.