December 19, 2002

Dec 19 2002

Hmmm. Spring purports to be to the quantum leap over desktops that Windows was over DOS. The Register agrees. It’s for MacOS X only, but DesktopX is the Windows equivalent.

Here’s a Screed on Grinches — specifically, those folks who complain about Christmas mainly so they can have a cause to fight against. Not “I dislike Christmas for these reasons,” but, in this woman’s case, “In response to the growing onslaught of manufactured consumeristic Christmas cheer, we have decided to actively reject the capitalist ideology of Christmas. We refuse to spend one cent on buying into the consumer machine.” She complains that Christmas is religiously exclusive (unlike, what? Hanukkah? Easter? Ramadan?), and is generally nasty. James Lileks dissects with precision.

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