[plug] Computer Rage from "Blue Screen"

W.Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Thu May 19 16:06:53 WST 2005

Its the good morning show in ABC America: are not they the ones who you
basicly "purchase" an expensive spot on the show for your product.
Could it be apples agenda?


On Thu, 2005-05-19 at 15:38 +0800, harrymc at decisions-and-designs.com.au
> Hello
> ABC News Radio have just ran an annoying 5 minute segment lamenting why
> programmers can't build computer operating systems that don't crash ...
> It spent a while discussing "blue screens" and other symptoms of failure of
> a widely deployed OS. I had Radio Rage at story writers who need a nudge
> with the cluestick :-)
> There is a survey about ways that you have damaged your computer and
> it asks for a comment at the bottom of the survey.
> If you have five minutes (or less) it might help their statistics to
> suggest that there are operating systems that don't have a blue
> screen of doom. Just a thought :-)
> The site linked off NewsRadio:
> http://lap.umd.edu/computer_rage/
> has these links towards the bottom:
> "
>     * Comments on operating systems and software:
>         o Microsoft and Windows
>         o Apple Macintosh
> "
> Hmmm. No Linux link and yet when you look at the Microsoft page it has
> heaps of entries about replacing Windows with Linux and not having rage
> anymore. So I suspect the survey people just want to spew their own agenda
> rather than acknowledge that some people don't need to rage against the
> machine because they have a better machine.
> cu
> Harry

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