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Re: Re: UO-2 Telemetry Decoder Software

On Tue, Jan 02, 2001 at 05:48:33PM -0700, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> In the midst of that, I sent him a thought-piece email that he ended up 
> printing a chunk of, in which I suggested that worrying about what OS hams 
> might have on their "main" computer wasn't very relevant for deciding what
> platform to target for software we would run in the shack.  My hypothesis was
> that hams would want to dedicate a separate machine for the shack, and there 
> was no reason to cripple it with an appliance operating system.  Our hobby 
> has a long history of hacking/tinkering, and we ought to foster that same 
> behavior with regards to software.  Open source platforms are emminently 
> hackable, and therefore, I believe, are a better match to our hobby efforts.
> I took flak for saying that.  Some people thought I was elitist for assuming
> more than one computer per household.  

This from the same people who own several radios with combined
value well over the cost of a middle-of-the-range new PC, no doubt.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>
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