Text-mode apps (Was :Who are the "spacists"?)

cwrseckford at gmail.com cwrseckford at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 10:06:58 EDT 2017


On Saturday, 1 April 2017 17:01:03 UTC+1, Steve D'Aprano  wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:17 pm, Rick Johnson wrote:
> 
> > Most people just quietly change the filename and move on
> 
> 
> There are over a billion people in China, almost a billion more in India,
> about 140 million people in Russia, nearly 130 million people in Japan, 250
> million in Indonesia, about 290 million native Arabic speakers, and even 9
> million speakers of Hebrew.
> 
> If you think that all these people, and hundreds of millions more, will
> just "quietly change the filename" to ASCII because you're too lazy,
> self-centred and arrogant to move on from 1963, then you truly are an
> example of the Ugly American.
> 

Try to get your cliches straight.  The "Ugly American" was the good guy, in contrast to the good-looking, smooth-talking State Department types who were the baddies.

But hey, experience tells us that anyone ugly must automatically be wicked, not so?

Will


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