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Linux Journal: Visit to a Strange Program

May 13, 2003, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

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"I realize it is a little bit bizarre, François, but part of what makes running Linux so attractive is it has put the fun back into computing. Sometimes fun is just plain silly. Non, mon ami, this program does nothing for your productivity. "No, it does not monitor resources nor help with system administration. Yes, you are correct, it serves no obvious useful purpose.

"You ask why? Why, François, do we serve fine wines and not plain water? Why do we indulge in rich foods and decadent desserts rather than consuming only what our bodies need? Because it is fun, mon ami. And why are you not paying attention to me? What are you looking at?

"Ah, bonjour, mes amis! Welcome to Chez Marcel, home of fine Linux fare, great wine and the occasional excursion into strange and unusual software territory. Please sit and François will pour the wine imm&eacute:diatement. François, to the wine cellar. Fetch the 1997 Eden Valley Hill of Grace Shiraz. Vite...!"

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