[Olpc-open] Responding to misinformed criticism of OLPC
krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu
Thu Dec 13 01:56:33 EST 2007
[I speak only for myself, not my employer.]
On Dec 13, 2007, at 12:40 AM, James Sayre wrote:
> Some of you may know that a nasty attack on the OLPC concept was
> by John Dvorak of PCMag and ZDNet recently.
Dvorak is a professional village idiot, and has been entirely
irrelevant for two decades. I should remind you of some of his
previous choice bits:
"The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a 'mouse'.
There is no evidence that people want to use these things."
-- Dvorak, San Francisco Examiner, February 1984
"The noisiest buzz in the industry lately has been over the emerging
use of cable TV systems to provide fast network data transmissions
using a device called a cable modem. But the likelihood of this
technology succeeding is zilch."
-- Dvorak, PC Magazine, September 1995
"When I hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete, I see that the System Idle Process is
hogging all the resources and chewing up 95 percent of the processor's
cycles. Doing what? Doing nothing?"
-- Dvorak, PC Magazine, September 2003
"The absolute deterioration of the wiki concept is just a matter of
-- Dvorak, PC Magazine, July 2005
Just smile and nod at what he has to say. Or point people to Bill
Thompson's response at the BBC:
Ivan Krstić <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> | http://radian.org
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