Sunday, 14 September 2008

Quote of the week

"The upshot is that millions of people got accustomed to using GUIs in one form or another. By doing so, they made Apple/Microsoft a lot of money. The fortunes of many people have become bound up with the ability of these companies to continue selling products whose salability is very much open to question."

Taken from "In The Beginning was the Command Line" by Neal Stephenson. Interestingly, the article was written in 1999.

The next time you read an article stating how "Linux is not ready for XXX", it's worth keeping the above quote in mind.