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Re: Linux ready for the home desktop?

 On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 02:12:33PM -0400, Martin Owens wrote: 
> It's easy to be inflammatory since it's email, but think about the 
> idea that there is a real human being on the other end of your 
> keyboard and show a little compassion for people with different 
> brains. 
> What is the programmers term: accept incorrectly formatted data but 
> always try to output correctly formatted data. 

I've noticed that many technical people seem to have their 
conversation filters fitted backwards from highly social people. 
That is, highly social people don't filter their input, but they 
have politeness filters on their output. Techs often apply 
politeness filters on input, but send output through raw. 

As a result, techs think that highly social people can't say 
what they mean (double politeness processing) and HS people 
think that techs are unforgivably rude (no politeness 

Learning to adjust your filters is a valuable skill. 


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