"That sheriff is watching a movie because he has spare cycles.
Spare cycles are the most powerful fuel on the planet. It's what
Web 2.0 is made up of. User generated content? Spare cycles. Open
source? Spare cycles.1 MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Second Life?
Spare cycles. They're the Soylent Green of the web.
While we're sure that Chris probably didn't mean anything by it and
it was just a passing reference made without much thought, it does
beg the question: do people actually believe that open source
exists only because we [the developers, the contributors, the
testers, the documenters, and just about everyone else involved in
the process] are too bored and have nothing better to be
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