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Re: Nation piece

  > I also don't quite agree with the "the vast majority of consumers are
  > idiots" postulate. Look at the hi-fi and car market: a lot of people
  I never said "idiots". I just want to point out that there is a big
  difference between a tomato and a hi-fi and a car and a computer and an OS.
  People should not be afraid to recognize their ignorance and clearly
  understand the procedure they follow to try and make an informed decision.
  This is typically done by means of reading specialized press, not by getting
  a degree in electronic engineering and carefully studying the blueprints of
  all available hi-fi components. The same applies to cars.
  The same applies to computers.
  Only, the difference is, "specialized" computer press is largely of no value
  to consumers (I am sorry for the maybe few writers lurking here that may feel
  offended: I have nothing personal against them, I know they have to follow
  "higher-up" instructions taken by people that only look at the amount
  of advertising flowing in).
  >From this very major defect, comes the ignorance.
  Roberto Di Cosmo
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