Python 2.0 quick reference...
tim.one at home.com
Fri May 18 23:50:01 CEST 2001
[Mark 'Kamikaze' Hughes, on Lynx]
> "Obscure" may not be the right word, given that it's the oldest
> browser still in use, and about 1% of the users who hit my site use it
> (at ~28000 hits/month, that's probably a tolerable sample size),
> according to my logs. It's also the primary browser for the blind, and
> for Unix users who can't be bothered to waste time waiting for X and
> Netscape to start up. Lynx starts in a fraction of a second (0.012s
> according to time). Very useful.
> I've encountered people who are hostile to it before (sometimes VERY
> hostile, verging on religious jihad, as though the existence of a text
> browser is somehow causing them direct physical harm), but this is the
> first time I've seen someone who allegedly uses computers regularly who
> didn't know what it was.
Get it a rest. Agreeing with Simon that Lynx is "obscure" was not a value
judgment, but an accurate characterization of stats like "about 1% of the
users who hit my site use it". 1% is obscure in any endeavor. Python is
still an obscure programming language too.
although-perhaps-no-longer-as-obscure-as-lynx-ly y'rs - tim
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