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Breakfast Insight

2008-09-21 13:21:33.590566+00 by meuon 1 comments

I had breakfast with a programmer from the Netherlands, he saw my Tux logo and started a conversation, we both had accent issues while speaking "English". His insight: "Until you American started outsourcing programming to other countries, it seemed all good software came from the USA." He was blown away that I had a very multilingual system running on my laptop. He had just cussed us for being so English centric ;) Also note that he hated Micro$oft even more than I did, because he worked with it every day.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-09-21 22:51:06.652256+00 by: spl [edit history]

That's another one of those over-generalizers. I get those occasionally. Some of them seem to think that I, being American, sponsor everything my president and his administration do. Of course I do! Why else would I have been living in Texas for the last four-plus years? Yes, that's right: I lived in Texas, and, because I did, I voted for Bush along with the rest of my state. Sigh...

In case it's not obvious, please note the sarcasm in all of the above. Actually, most people I meet don't automatically assume that I and my government agree on everything. Thank the Intelligent Designer for small favors!