stupid guy! thinks it's a train wreck!

Marcel tanuva at
Mon Aug 18 16:08:55 CEST 2008

Am Montag 18 August 2008 15:54:24 schrieb Daniel Benoy:
> On Monday 18 August 2008 00:49:52 Flyin_bbb8 wrote:
> > hahahah this guy is really stupid,, check it out.. be sure to check out
> > his comments!!!
> >
> >
> Yeah what an eyeroller :p
> I've said this before, but I think openmoko should not have shipped this
> version of the phone with any software.  The big problem people have with
> this (and with Linux on the PC) is that they're used to having no choice.
> They're used to being told exactly what on-screen keyboard they have to
> use, and what interface they have to bring up their software, and when
> they're allowed to cough or scratch their butts.  When they see the nasty
> matchbox keyboard, they balk and say 'This is what they've given us?  That
> makes this $400 investment totally useless!!  Might as well pitch it out
> now!  Might as well use it as a paperweight!' or whatever their complaint
> is, they assume it means the device is flawed.
> I've encountered the same ignorance when trying to explain Linux on the
> desktop as well.  People will complain and say 'They make you type in
> commands?  How primitive!' when they see me using the console.  Or they'll
> say 'Why don't they just use a taskbar?  Linux sucks.' when using Gnome,
> and the idea of installing KDE instead is totally alien to them.
> I don't think we can call them 'stupid', just misinformed, really.  It's a
> cultural thing that's going to require a lot of education.  Although, it
> does smack of nitpicking sometimes.
> Another fundimental problem is that people don't realize getting an
> unlocked iPhone costs twice as much as an openmoko phone.

Although this guy is partly simply correct - you made the point.


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