Subject: Re: Sharing word processor docs with windows users
To: None <>
From: Peter Bex <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 04/27/2004 14:40:17
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On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 08:26:41AM -0400, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> In an advocacy sense:=20
> Insisting that the world should conform to the way you are is
> ineffective, no matter how morally correct you might be.  People who
> refuse to be a team player are marked as outcasts and freaks.  The
> contacts you make in university will last your entire life, and trust
> me; you do not want to be remembered as a "stubborn freak who is
> impossible to work with" when you're 40 years old and asking some
> classmate for a job.  (Believe it or not, it will happen.)

I realise that, which is why I'm looking for a solution.

> The best way to advocate is show how your solution can make the world
> better or solve problems.  Demonstrating that your solution creates
> problems is not a way to win converts.

Right.  That's exactly why I'd like to know if there's any real solution
to open some people's eyes (if they want to have their eyes opened).

"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer
 is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically
 and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
 experience much like composing poetry or music."
							-- Donald Knuth

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