[Fwd: Re: [TAG] Linux for Dummies]
thomas at edulinux.homeunix.org
Fri Nov 19 23:20:59 MSK 2004
On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 08:01:27PM +0000, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> Dear Jimmy
> I appreciate your analogy's, and the fact that you volunteer to write
> to people like myself. I unfortunately will have no more communication
> with Ben. I don't think I can help you, help me, because all I
> have received from this community, is completely mixed messages. I
Imagine the reverse roles for the moment. I have an analogy which might
help here. You are a car maitenance person, and I am the owner of the
You: Hi. How can I help. You have a problem with your car?
Me: Yes, it's broken.
You: Broken how?
Me: It don't work no more.
You: Can you be more specific?
Me: It makes a strange noise. In the engine, I think.
You: Right. Can you still drive or steer it?
Me: Not now it's broken, no.
It's frustrating, isn't it. To ask questions, and get responses which do
not aid you in any way. That's what is happening here. You know what it
is you want to say, I'm sure, yet you havn't found the words to
You've certainly read Ben's answer in a manner unintended. The link to
ESR's smart questions was there to aid you. No one (nor he) were putting
you down. It was there to serve *you* as a guide. Email us back with
some more questions.
> can honestly say I am much to sensitive for this type of forum. My
> Question, which I really don't expect a response to, isn't a specific
> question, and that may be why I am having so much trouble.
Bit any question no matter how vague, has a point to it. I couldn't
determine any such point with yours.
> I am trying to understand the Linux World, and all of its
Then you will be here a _very_ long time. Focus on one aspect of it.
> You guys have taught me that I am much further off then what I thought
> I was. I have a lot of "construction" to do.
And therein lies the very answer to your own question. Specifics. It's
how the world works. I won't quibble your top-posting on this occasion.
-- Thomas Adam
 Vagueness makes baby Jesus cry...
I know nothing, and understand even less.
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