I always laugh when I see these kinds of postings as they're either completely irrelevant (take the mozilla x.9.6.q.yarr released! of yesterday), or in this case, ridiculously alarmist and silly.
So, to continue my humorous take, I'm going to reprint this article, but use MY PANTS in place of 'Linux' and the like. For the ill-humored who might not understand, it's going to understate how preposterous and irrelevant some of the postings from the linux/unix/bsd/other-40-year-old-OS crowd are:
Here is what my bank wrote to me in response to my complaint that I am no longer able to access their online banking with my Pockets or my Beltloops from MY PANTS:
"Thank you for your message. Currently, Citibank Online does not support YOUR PANTS or other PANTS legware. Please use another BRAND OF PANTS such as a LEVIS or GAP to access Citibank Online"
I see that as indication of serious problem all PANTS community might face in near future. Even with superior FABRIC and great POCKETS we will not be able to access online services if they decide not support us.
Just imagine getting such message next time you log in to EBAY or Amazon. Imagine your email to customer support rejected because it has not been sent with LEVIS JEANS. It is not happening yet, but might happen soon.
What could we do? Maybe some lobbying WWW site which lists all PANTS/CHINOS-friendly services and maintains blacklist of services which are require LEVIS?. Maybe email campaign, sending bunch of messages asking to support our LEGWARE of choice?
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