Dec 12, 2008, 21:01 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Starks)
"Her tone didn't help her case much. She insinuated that I may
had done something illegal. We build/refurbish computers for kids
who are financially disadvantaged. We also build and present
computers to kids of high achievement. To even hint that I am
involved in anything that approaches breaking the law is not only
silly, it evokes emotion better left un-evoked. I've worked for
years to bring the level of success, however limited, we have now.
The last thing I need is to lose it all for something silly.
"So instead of crafting a measured, count-for-count personal
response, I chose to share her obvious ignorance with members of
the Linux Community. It was meant to illustrate the maddening
ignorance and bias a Linux Advocate faces in a Microsoft Windows
world. It was also meant to digitally spank the hand of the
offender. It was a good direction to go I thought.
"Things pretty much turned to fecal flakes from there."