Chad Perrin: SOB

17 May 2006

glass houses

Filed under: Geek,Humor,Metalog — apotheon @ 09:48

Note to self (so I don’t forget my own brilliance this morning):

People who live in houses made of Windows shouldn’t throw stones. I’m glad Linux was built from reinforced concrete.

4 Comments

  1. So you only have to avoid throwing jackhammers.

    Comment by SterlingCamden — 17 May 2006 @ 10:07

  2. Oddly enough, Linux seems to come with the software equivalent of tools like jackhammers (and backhoes and water saws and every other frighteningly powerful industrial tool out there), while Windows mostly seems to come with pebbles. Go fig’.

    I wonder if there’s some kind of correlative principle of inclusion here.

    Perrin’s Principle of Inclusion: The strength of any system is directly proportional to the power of the tools it provides for the general public.

    This could apply as well to political systems as operating systems.

    Comment by apotheon — 17 May 2006 @ 12:24

  3. That’s an interesting Principle. Now to test it!

    Comment by Alex — 18 May 2006 @ 08:06

  4. […] In a recent SOB entry, titled glass houses, I posted what I have arrogantly decided to call Perrin’s Principle of Inclusion. It goes a little something like this: The strength of any system is directly proportional to the power of the tools it provides for the general public. […]

    Pingback by SOB: Scion Of Backronymics » Gun Control Legislation and the Principle of Inclusion — 24 June 2006 @ 09:11

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