On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 12:15:08 -0500 Reid Linnemann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> My ten year old niece has been brainwashed by the GUI quagmire. She > saw my FreeBSD 6-STABLE console on my amd64 3000+ and wanted to know > why i was using such an "old" computer. [...] Granted, it could be > only because she's ten. The important part is that she asked you why you used a "computer" because, like millions of users, she don't make difference between computer and window$ (i.e. OS). People will rarely explicitly state that, of course, but when I speak to some people, I see that they sincerely assume that. That reminds me of a typical brainwashing sencence from window$: when you want to press the reboot icon, the text over your mouse will tell something like "Shut down and start Windows again"; the sencence contains an explicit equalisation of machine and window$. So I'd say this has nothing to do with one's age. Nikola Lečić _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"