Re: Bug#361418: [Proposal] new Debian menu structure
On 14 Apr 2006, Linas Žvirblis stated:
> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>>>> Is there a problem with using "Amateur (Ham) Radio"?
>>> It is unnecessarily complicated.
>> Since when has dumbing down debian been a goal?
> It is not about "dumbing down Debian". It is about not having dumb
> names for menu sections.
Amateur radio is the dumb name, for people who are confused by
what the practioners call it -- HAM radio.
> First of all, "Ham" is not a word, neither it is an acronym. It
> roughly stands for "[H]andheld [a][m]ateur". So what does that make?
> "Amateur (handheld amateur) radio". Makes no sense, does it?
Rubbish. This is revisionism -- HAM radio existed long before
the equipment could be called hand held. HAM radio operators
existed before WW II -- and the equipment was huge.
> The correct term would probably be "handheld amateur radio", but
> this is, in my opinion, a bit too long for a section name.
There may be need for such a category -- but thaty is not what
HAM radio is. Perhaps you should learn what we are talking about
before you pontificate?
> I vote for "Amateur Radio".
I am so glad we don't vote for everything in this project.
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. Jules de
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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