There _are_ things we can do though. Detect a write to the old
file and emit a WARN_ON_ONCE("you suck"). Wait a year, turn it
into WARN_ON("you really suck"). Wait a year, then remove it.
-- Feature deprecation Andrew Morton
The post-Google standard company perks - free food, on-site
exercise classes, company shuttles - make it trivial to speak only
to fellow employees in daily life. If you spend all day with your
co-workers, socialize only with your co-workers, and then come home
and eat dinner with - you guessed it - your co-worker, you might go
several years without hearing the words, "Run Solaris on my
desktop? Are you f-ing kidding me?"
Everybody takes it for granted to run megabytes of
proprietary object code, without any memory protection, attached to
an insecure public network (GSM). Who would do that with his PC on
the Internet, without a packet filter, application level gateways
and a constant flow of security updates of the software? Yet
billions of people do that with their phones all the time.
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