smoke and mirrors
Posted Jul 17, 2006 5:25 UTC (Mon) by filteredperception
Parent article: Brazil (Linux Journal)
I'll have some of what that guy was smoking.
It's amazing how certain substances combined with the human brain (or often the human brain by itself) can make sense of even the most tenuous of associations.
Brazil was an all-time classic movie, and it was hilarious in an "I thought I'd never see the day" kind of way when I saw a reference on LWN.
But if you want a much better allegorical connection, equally entertaining in any chemically imbalanced state, I say go for the movie TRON and the relation to the SELinux project (WRT to the MCP specifically). Even this guys tenuous connection as to whether software meets the needs of the end-user, is much better suited to the TRON allegory.
Not to mention Real Genious if you want an allegory as to what the motivating factors in technological development are really about.
Again- Brazil- Great movie. Allegory for free software- only if you've been partaking of association enhancing substances. Seriously, with or without extra chemicals, go read up on SELinux or developer/corporate (non)appreciation for end-users, and then watch TRON.
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