Quotes of the week
Posted Feb 3, 2011 19:38 UTC (Thu) by boudewijn
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Have fun then... I had one for a year, in 2010, and I had my share of having to track obscure issues. When I got it there was a hair wedged between backlight and pixel panel. When I gave it back a year later, there were random vertical blue and purple stripes over the screen, unless I pressed the enclosure in exactly the right way. It wouldn't come out of sleep about once a week (meaning about 10% of the times I put it to sleep). I wouldn't go to sleep, too, and then get really hot in my backpack. And one day sound broke. Then there was an Apple OSX upgrade that forced me to reinstall. Poof! went my development environment. And I'm fine with Safari wanting a holiday on the beach, but I got so regularly beach-balled that I felt a proper outsider who had applied for a posh London club. Watching a dvd was extremely annoying, because unlike dragon or xine, I couldn't skip the mandatory warnings at the beginning of the dvd. And in that year I've seen the gray kernel panic screen in a veritable babel of languages at least five times.
I don't think there's any platform, any computer system, that works as advertised, without grief, without bugs, without hardware problems, without obscure little issues you either learn to live with or have to track down.
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