I like this view. It's not so much a technology we're all speaking as much as a language. Computers are computers and while linux is fun and kick's ass sometimes you just need to get a job done.
tools are tools and php rules until php rules! john l >> It's hard, I think in part, because of the reputation PHP is >> getting in >> some circles. Many of the people evangelizing it don't know anything >> else, and simply extoll all the 'wonderful' virtues of it. > > YES! This "poisoning of the well" has happened and continues to happen. > The problem is that being an evangelist is a wonderful thing-- but you > have to be quite skilled at communication to be a successful one :) > Otherwise the person attempting to spread the gospel simply becomes > looked at as an annoyance or, worse, becomes marginalized. > > I have dealt with a lot of folks in companies who have a negative view > of PHP, MySQL, Linux, BSD, etc. simply because they have had their > intelligence insulted, or been irritated, or been completely confused, > or been preached to one too many times by well-meaning proponents of > Open Source solutions who are either unable to communicate or simply > victim to their own enthusiasm. > > There is probably nothing that doesn't have an Open Source solution in > the abstract sense-- but in the real world of existing systems, > personnel, and politics, the best solution may not be technically the > fastest or even the most stable. The right tool for the job is my > motto, and that might mean SQL Server, it might mean MySQL. It might > mean a Linux server, it might mean Win2K. There is no single panacea. > > c > -- > Chris Lott > http://www.chrislott.org/ > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > To contact the list administrators, e-mail: > [EMAIL PROTECTED] /* J. Lewis lamp/php developer livingpages.com */ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]