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Re^5: Please remember that geeks have their own social mores.

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on Mar 30, 2008 at 18:29 UTC ( #677364=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Please remember that geeks have their own social mores.
in thread Please remember that geeks have their own social mores.

Naf all to do with commies. British Leyland would have served as an equally poignant example.

That said, those that do not learn from history, even history as recent as the 80's, are destined to repeat it.


Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
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Re^6: Please remember that geeks have their own social mores.
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 30, 2008 at 18:50 UTC
    Lather rinse
Re^6: Please remember that geeks have their own social mores.
by educated_foo (Vicar) on Mar 30, 2008 at 18:51 UTC
    Arguments with the "geroff ma wimmin!" or Ayn Rand faction of the libertarian party are usually tedious, but... Chrysler was a pretty bad example to choose -- who buys one of those nowadays? American car companies are deservedly near bankruptcy. Toyota's a better example, but I attribute their quality (and Honda's) to a corporate culture that has more to do with working for the common good than Rugged Individualism and Free Markets.

      Granted Chrysler was a bad choice as representative of US manufacturers, especially as they've been owned by Daimler Benz for nearly a decade. GM or Ford would have served better. But the point was not really about individual companies, but about the excellence and innovation that competition between producers engenders.


      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
        See also the fantastic innovations in toothpaste and breakfast cereal found in your local supermarché... ;) I agree that competition can foster innovation, but it produces useless or downright harmful results often enough that you can't just say "competition is good" without analyzing it on a case-by-case basis.

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