LinuxJournal: Linux in Government: Unseating Incumbents
Jul 29, 2004, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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Despite the riotous cheerleading occuring among Democrats in
Boston this week and that soon to occur among Republicans in New
York, it's the summer doldrums in a still flat technology market.
At times like this, you can imagine tumbleweeds rolling by as the
saloon doors flap and creek to stillness.
Can we imagine that GNU/Linux adoption patterns are analogous to
the adoption model of other systems, biological or even political
ones? No matter what kind of system you want to talk about, shoving
out the dominant species takes some reckoning.
The public soon will see that the major party conventions in
Boston and New York have less to do with love for their respective
candidates than they do with dislike for the opponents. As much as
each party wants to quiet the anti-opponent rhetoric, it won't
work. A vocal and visual minority on each end of the political
spectrum dislikes the other end's candidates. The media
continuously reminds us of that fact.