Re: Bug#361418: [Proposal] new Debian menu structure
On 14 Apr 2006, Thiemo Seufer outgrape:
> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On 14 Apr 2006, Thiemo Seufer told this:
>>> Ognyan Kulev wrote:
>>>> Hamish Moffatt wrote:
>>>>> "HAM" is not an acronym, so "Ham Radio" would be more
>>>>> Even better (IMHO) is the full term "Amateur Radio", but some
>>>>> may disagree. I've CC'd debian-hams for their input also.
>>>> Is there a problem with using "Amateur (Ham) Radio"?
>>> It is unnecessarily complicated.
>> Do we really want to cater to people who are thrown off by
> Yes. Debian shouldn't be the Linux Distribution of Cryptic Acronyms.
Ham is not an acronym.
>> Would it not be a public service to steer such simple souls
>> to something which may be better fit for them, like, say, Windows?
> I doubt Windows is a better fit.
I think that is wehre the trend line is heading.
>> Since when has dumbing down debian been a goal?
> What exactly was dumbed down here? Is there a non-Ham Amateur Radio
> we would have to distinguish from?
To the practitioners, it is HAM radio. Not Amatuer radio --
and the only reason we are considering not calling it ham since
ignorant users should not be confused. Sounds like dumbing down to
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