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From Jason Smith <>
Subject Re: Chance of including CouchDB in Linux distros or desktops?
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:15:43 GMT
Noah Slater wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:56:15PM +0700, Jason Smith wrote:
>>> Come on, let's not make the common mistake of getting distracted with technology
>>> for technology's sake. I would like to see a detailed use case for having a
>>> standard CouchDB database available. What actual problem would this solve?
>> Talk like that is why there is never (let's be kind: "hardly") any
>> innovation on the Linux desktop.
> I'm sorry, but this is bullshit.
> Read this essay, and then come back and tell me I'm talking out of my arse:

Yes, I'm fond of Spolsky's "Architecture Astronaut" essay myself, which 
makes a similar point.

> When you meet someone who wants to advocate the widespread
> adoption of some piece of technology, without any thought whatsoever as to how
> that technology will actually help people in some defined way, you have a pretty
> good indication that you're dealing with technobunkum.

Hear, hear!

Jason Smith
Proven Corporation
Bangkok, Thailand

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