Re: Proposal: /etc/friendlynames
On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 11:16:29AM +0100, Florent Rougon wrote:
> Number Six <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Okay?
> Yeah, let's spread confusion whenever posssible!
> 5 years from now, several users will discuss about their use of 'pim'.
> But *which* pim? (less importantly, it is ridiculous to have several
> packages conflict for such a non-reason).
You're dancing around the issue that some people are landgrabbing.
Funny, I heard about story on NPR this afternoon about landgrabbing in
San Paulo, and how if you just throw a tarp on a parking lot and stay
there for six years, eventually nobody can do anything about it. They
were talking about the social implications of 90% of San Pauloans not
understanding the concept of a mortgage. It's a social problem.
Societies need structure. This is analogous.