Various notes on /usr unification
Posted Feb 29, 2012 12:21 UTC (Wed) by mpr22
In reply to: Various notes on /usr unification
Parent article: Various notes on /usr unification
From where I'm sitting, moving to "retire the term 'bikeshedding'" sounds like a request to remove the word from use. All that could be achieved thereby is to cause people to concoct a new word to express the same sentiment (see also the history of words like 'moron', 'idiot', etc). That process would, in turn, probably result in a great deal of bikeshedding and miscommunication until a new status quo was achieved... whereupon someone who has then the same motives that you do now would doubtless demand that we stop using the new word for bikeshedding.
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