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Byte.com: Humble Pie And Weird Semantics

Jul 19, 1999, 14:27 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Henderson)

Hoping to douse some 'flames,' Tom defends his use of 'fragmentation' in the context of Linux.

"I seem to have inadvertently pressed the glowing red button on the flame magnet. In the just-prior column, I wrote about the growth of the Linux continuum and used the word 'Fragmentation'. My email box filled up quickly with those that were upset that I would choose to use such a word. Clarifications are necessary."

"When I started in this space, I jumped right in and didn't give the gentle Linux reader (with apologies to Ms. Manners) any personal background, or direction on where this column is going. So, a little background is necessary. Pardon the digression while I clarify both the intent, and share some humble pie."

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