Re: DOS is to Mac as Protestantism is to Catholicism
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 94 19:07:05 PST
Subject: Re: DOS is to Mac as Protestantism is to Catholicism
From: Robert Drucker <email@example.com>
Vis a vis your forwarded excerpt applying the Judeo-Christian paradigm
to computer operating systems, I would like to say that I found it on
the whole a stimulating metaphor, though inextricably culturally biased
by a eurocentric world view, and thus compromised by the (erstwhile)
Zeitgeist of midcentury revisionism.
Moreover, the author's contention that "everyone [within the Macintosh
pseudoparadigm] has a right to salvation", reveals a (possibly repressed)
content of antisocialization. The author's cultural isolation blinds him
to the emergence of collective energy, in the form of network capabilities,
that currently redefine all extant platform environments, and without
consideration of which any anaysis, however clever, must ultimately fail.
To paraphrase a sage African saw, it takes a village to print a document.
© 1994 Peter Langston