Re: Wintrolls killed CSMA
- From: Alan Baker <alangbaker@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 19:52:36 GMT
In article <BFB43A22.4CF4%orthocross@xxxxxxx>,
Donald <orthocross@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 11/30/05 5:54 PM, in article
> alangbaker-9FB4C8.17545030112005@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Alan Baker"
> <alangbaker@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > In article <BFB37C87.4BFB%orthocross@xxxxxxx>,
> > Donald <orthocross@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>>> I can see why someone who was raised on tin and nn wouldn't like Agent.
> >>> I didn't say I didn't 'like' Agent, I said there are better
> >>> products out there.
> >> That is your opinion. More than enough users buy and use Agent to have a
> >> different opinion, and to keep Forte making a profit. In fact, Forte
> >> invested more than a million bucks to update Agent to modern standards,
> >> including a new display library (WxWidgets) rather than standard Windows
> >> calls. In addition, Agent has earned the respect of Usenet users
> >> everywhere
> >> (except the Mac camp), as well as the Good Net-keeping Seal of Approval
> >> 2.0). This means that AGENT fully conforms to Usenet conventions.
> >>>> I've never used a text-mode newsreader before, and I certainly won't
> >>>> now.
> >>> IOW, you're a noobie. That's not a shock.
> >> If I'm a "newbie", I've been a "newbie" longer than most in this group,
> >> since I've been using computers of one kind or another since 1979, and
> >> have
> >> been using the Usenet since the '80s. This doesn't make me any better
> >> than
> >> others, since many others have been using computers much longer. In fact,
> >> I
> >> didn't even know there was such a thing as the Usenet till then. I have
> >> since made up for my ignorance. I know all the Unix conventions, my
> >> friend.
> >> That I sometimes ignore them is irrelevant, since I am not a
> >> "conventional"
> >> thinker or person in general.
> > Pardon me, but how did you use Usenet since the '80s without using a
> > text-mode newsreader?
> Well, maybe I got overly zealous and defensive and took a little editorial
> license and exaggerated a little. Nevertheless, I have been using the
> Usenet long enough to know all the Unix conventions (more than a few years,
> in fact), some of which I agree with, and conform to, some of which I don't.
> I also have been a Usenet reader long enough to know the difference between
> a passable newsreader and a great one. And I have been using a windowed
> environment since the '80s, when Windows 1.0 was released. To call me a
> "newbie" is simply not accurate, and I certainly take it as an insult,
> whether it was meant as an insult or not.
In plainer language, you lied.
You used Windows 1.0? You're brave, I'll give you that.
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