Subject: Re: authentication systems (.NET, .GNU): Its the desktop, dummy.
From: Zimran Ahmed <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 15:42:50 -0700 (PDT)

> I argue it isn't. I think Linux implementations of
> office/desktop suites
> are nice but fundamentally broken, since they try

i agree. here's something I wrote on that recently:

original article:

wired version:,1282,46413,00.html

slashdot thread:

it's about moving the desktop from the paper centric
orientation (where MSFT Office comes from) to a
network centric orientation (plaintext based, still a
GUI, some Unix philosophy, platform agnostic).


human interaction over the next 25 years:

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