Issues and things that mad Scott rants about:
I wish NetManage would either resume support for ZMail (orginially written by Z-Code Software) or simply release the licenses and source for it to the public domain so that the Open Source community could improve the few problems ZMail has today. No other email reader had the flexibility, power, and features of ZMail. I still use it, years after support has dried up. I have a few tips for ZMail users on Irix.
Spam. Not the meat substitute, that is relatively inoffensive now that we have unsolicited bulk email or junk mail. Luckily there is some pretty good advice on fighting SPAM/JunkMail/UCE at JunkBusters.Com. Spam is only a little less annoying than cold calls.
The insanity of the Republican Party wasting so many millions of tax dollars to find out that they had nothing to indict Bill Clinton on.
Trailers that are better than the movies they advertise.
Soft drinks with sugar substitutes such as corn syrup, which tastes nothing like real cane sugar. Cane sugar should be cheaper than corn syrup, except for the hypocritical corn lobby and the tariffs imposed on sugar. Thank goodness for Nantucket Nectars, a soft drink company with the ability to choose wisely, offering drinks with real cane sugar.
People who let the majority make decisions for them (eg: buying Microsoft products, assuming that because 80% of the market does it it must be right).
People with closed minds. Trust me, we all matter relatively little in the grand scheme of things. What does it matter who we are when planets collide?
Web sites that insist on the use of only one browser. The point of the world wide web is to provide information to the largest number of people without caring what software they use to get the information. See the Any Browser Campaign for more details.
People who are unable to grasp the two basic truths:
Everybody dies eventually.
Everything changes eventually.
Author: Scott Nolan,
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