[Humanist] 24.370 iPad apps by us

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Sep 30 23:50:31 CEST 2010


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        Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 02:14:30 +0100
        From: "Postles, David A. (Dr.)" <pot at leicester.ac.uk>
        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 24.365 iPad apps by us
        In-Reply-To: <20100929222202.E365584FB8 at woodward.joyent.us>

Two points here: (i) welcome to the world of *nix computing since OSX is an appropriation of the BSDs (Berkeley Software Distribution Unix); (ii) it sounds somewhat ironic for Apple users to refer to *nix as 'a second religion' - except that Apple obviously defers more to Mammon than morality.
Dave Postles

>Macintosh platforms became popular in academia because Apple realized
>people want computers to help them with their tasks. Not to have a
>second religion (*nix) or to have unreliable software on unreliable
>hardware (Windows).





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