"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
That's a little bit more optimism than I have I'm afraid. As long as we're letting giant corporations with their own best interests in mind control the Internet, things are going to go from bad to worse.
"Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future'"
Looking at latest launch of skype web working only on chrome and edge and this comment https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19366787 I think we should start labeling these developers as "Chrome Developers" rather than Web Developers
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