Re: Goof: Backup Erased
- From: Sea Jhett <riptide@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 02:12:53 GMT
In article <150820061920388817%dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Dave
Balderstone <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <150820061802066308%riptide@xxxxxxxxxx>, Sea Jhett
Has the mental infrastructure devolved to the point where
accumulation of imaginary Brownie Points given via osmosis by unseen
peers is more important than solid tech help? *Must* some people
continue to champion the notion that the computer penthouse floor is
clogged with nerds, dorks, and geeks? IS the ultimate prize the
aquisition of a Secret Agent Decoder Ring?
I should have responded to this in my other post...
I've seen the ability to ask coherent questions and define the problem
people are experiencing in clear, concise and accurate terms decline
DRAMATICALLY in the past couple of years.
People refer to backups that aren't backups, and then get upset at the
response "well, it's your backup so you have the original data" because
they have decided to redefine (or worse, ignore) what the word "backup"
I've seen people refer to "System 9" when they mean OS9, and "OS6" when
they mean "System 6". If you don't think that's important, google
"System 9" (with the quotes).
I've seen people say they're having problems with their "MAC" and get
upset when people ask about what ethernet card they're running that is
causing them grief.
And I've seen people go off on snitty rants, feigning offense, when
they get called on their incredibly sloppy use of the English language.
When you're asking for help in a medium that does not allow for
inflection, nuance, facial expression or body language, you have an
*obligation* to use the correct terminology, proper English, and
absolutely clear grammar.
If you ask a sloppy question, fail to provide required information, or
structure your sentences poorly, you have no right to whinge when
people who strive to do these things respond in kind or, indeed, poke
fun at you.
That's life on USENET. If you don't like it, there are plenty of web
forums where people don't care about such things and I suggest you
So, Balderstone, do you consider yourself a nerd, dork , or a geek?
Or, perhaps, a haphazard conglomeration of all that only draws
admiration from the maternal side of your family?
Funny thing, trying to "learn me" about Usenet. Been here since '96,
which is why I have no problem in adjusting your viewpoint to hone in
on reality, one tenet thereof is that change is constant. *Your*
inability to function unless addressed in the proper lingo smacks of
egocentrism doomed to fester in its impending antiquity. It's a good
thing there are those who have the intellect to decipher the
complexities of a language rife with options.
You may, in turn, "whine" about the erosion of perceived quality in
queries, but you should remember that it is Apple that is courting the
increase in market share, and it is certain that the percentage of
converts that will adapt to your version of propriety is several jumps
to the east of the decimal point.
So what's a dork to do? Struggle with the concept that if everyone
knew what you know, that this group would cease to exist? Surround
yourself in a private forum that requires an admission exam, all the
while considering the true meaning of "circle jerk"? Kill yourself
because precious few care whether it's "OS6" or "System 6"?
My reply to your laughable admonishment about Usenet is this: look
at the Big Picture. REAL life just ain't correct. If you don't like
it, there are other planets that would welcome you and your worn-out
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