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Slashdot 15%
Kuro5hin 15%
Adequacy 46%
And beyond 23%

Votes: 13

 What a bunch of elitist indie kids

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Jul 10, 2001
The phoenix lives. And as it was foretold, from the ashes of Slashdot, springs Kuro5hin, and from the ashes of kuro5hin springs Adequacy. Each preaching its own brand of freedom. New And Improved. Yet is each generation the same as the last?

Update [2001-7-10 9:57:8 by jsm]: Corrected a few typos, added a couple of relevant links.


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Hacker Culture and its Misportrayal by Media and Government
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Like a wandering tribe, always seeking the promised land, here we are. But for how long? What makes you think that the dream will last? What will prevent the destruction of the utopian paradise? Will it thrive? Will it crumble? Will it, like those before it, collapse, a victim of its own success, or would you argue that the collapse is fictional, that /. and K5 still thrive, and their destruction is just in the minds of the disgruntled few?

What makes you better than the "indie kids" who write into music magazines to extol the virtues of obscure bands, and criticise anything popular because of its popularity?


Ah Ha... (4.75 / 4) (#12)
by Sylvester Q McNamera on Tue Jul 10th, 2001 at 10:54:03 AM PST
What you fail to see here is that life is understood by looking back but it must be lived by moving forward. To be sure, there are many things we would do over if we were able to look into the future and see the results before we begin the journey, like the one button mouse by Apple or those fucking baggy pants worn half way down your ass. But in the end what really matters is that we try to learn from our mistakes and not let the past dictate our future.

For instance, from slashdot we learned that Windows users are even bigger idiots than those fat smelly open source users, and they carry the scars with them from every reboot, which makes them nasty and sour. From Kuro5hin we learned that if you try to be mature and grown up then you will certainly turn paranoid and become afraind of your own shadows. I propose that we learn from these mistakes and forge on to a brighter tomorrow. I propose that we be all that we can be, that we all join together and form a collective group-think which will overcome those who opress those who opress those who must be different to be the same. Yes, we must embrace those feelings of shame and inferiority which drive us to pretend to be elite. We must prove to our parents that they were wrong when they yelled at us and to once and for all prove that you can be an important person, regardless of how small and inverted your penis is. We must make one last giant stand before the movement passes us by, we must fight in the streets, under assumed names, to show them that they were wrong when they teased us in the third grade. To wit, we must once and for all stand united, under one Internet, for which it stands, one Internet indivisible with liberty and justice for all!

Best wishes,
--S.Q. McNamera

I'm Sorry. (4.00 / 4) (#13)
by greyrat on Tue Jul 10th, 2001 at 11:33:29 AM PST
I'm laughing so hard, coffee came out my nose and shorted out my keyboard. And my eyes are so teared up that I couldn't make out the last couple sentences. But I have to believe they were good!


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