| Tom Accousti swirled the electrons into the following patterns:
|| I like to play word games. Just for fun, I substituted
|| references to GEOS with "buggy whips" in [a previous] post:
|| Okay, maybe that was unfair.
| No, no. It was pretty clever actually!
|| You know, for a (virtually) dead piece of software, this group
|| generates more discussion than would be considered sane for most
|| non-GEOS involved people.
| Well, two points.
| (1) What would you expect? It's a GEOS newsgroup. Duh!
I guess it's surprising how much discussion is generated in general. I
mean, it's not like GEOS is under active development, frequent releases,
upgrades, etc. It's not as if it has a lot of different applications.
It's not as if it were a direct competitor to some ofther software
package. It's mostly bickering. I mean, I've learned a lot by reading
the posts, but it's still bickering.
| (2) If you consider this group generates more traffic than is sane,
| consider that two posters (let's call them Poster A and Poster B)
| generate maybe 40-50% of the traffic here about software they
| don't use and they don't like.
| And to continue your amusing Buggy Whip analogy, I present the
| following Buggy Whip portraits:
| Poster A:
| The Buggy Whip ver 2/New Deal Buggy Whip/ Breadbox Buggy Whip were
| never as good as Buggy Whip ver 1 (aka "The Stick"). You people
| are so fanatical. The guy who invented The Stick was a genius and
| everyone after that has just been hacking and re-hashing The Stick.
| Haven't used Buggy Whip, but I met the inventor of The Stick once,
| and fell in love. He invented wood too, you know. Maybe even carbon.
| You people are so fanatical. These are the rules for followers of The
| Stick. No, I don't use The Stick. Or the Buggy Whip. Here are the
| rules. None of you here are REAL followers of The Stick . The REAL
| followers of The Stick here will know that. I am the only REAL
| follower of The Stick. No, I don't use The Stick. Or the Buggy Whip.
| You people are so fanatical. I demand to know what the plans are
| for the Buggy Whip. Why the hell not? You people are so fanatical.
| The Buggy Whip sucks. The Stick on the other hand ... [repeat from
| Poster B:
| The Buggy Whip sucks. Always has, always will. Sold my Buggy Whip
| years ago. I've been sick. Thanks for the kind wishes, now get
| stuffed. Here are a hundred and twenty-five posts from me, all the
| same. Why are you so easily offended? Here's some help. Here's some
| abuse. The Buggy whip sucks ... [repeat from start - we've gone
| through two cycles of this so far by my count, and are now into a
| Sorry, tell us about sanity again ... ?
Actually, I did find that amusing. <g>