Re: Debian as a social group and how to develop it better
You people are great!!
On Monday 2002 December 02 06:14, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> You are mixing your metaphors. "Apples and oranges" does not mean that
> you are comparing two things which cannot be compared (despite what a
> few people seem to think); it expands to "Do not complain about an
> apple for not being an orange". It means that both things are valid,
> but different, and neither is "better".
This is my fault. Different versions of the same software are the same
species, just different generations. You are right!! They are not apples
and oranges as I erroneously stated!!
> And your car would be the size of a truck and weigh six tons from all
> those added adapters,
Again my analogy was no more perfect than the world we live in!! Oh, if I
could only be perfect!!! ;-)
The adapter analogy completely distracted from what I was trying to say. If
carmakers were only the equivalent of assemblers (large scale kit builders),
Then the conceptual-frame of the vehicle would be designed to use the parts
as they came from their suppliers. There would be NO adaptors, only adaption
of the DESIGN. Is that clearer?