[kwlug-disc] Android everywhere ...

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 26 00:31:43 EDT 2010


Actually I wanted to close with a reference to choice in Linux, but I forgot.

Here it is:

Not everyone wants choice for something, but everyone will want choice for some things.

Limiting choice because some other people will not find an advantage is the wrong approach.

Having the cookie cutter approach for most people AND the choice for some others makes more sense.

Here again is another car analogy: Most people drive a stock car while The choice of accessories to modify them is still there for those so inclined.

In Linux there will be the stock Android derived OS for each phone, while there is the option to root it and customize it to the user's liking.

I don't see it as a paradox.

Raul Suarez

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--- On Sat, 9/25/10, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Android everywhere ...
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 7:06 PM
> It seems I could write a book on this
> topic too.
> 
> For those that were present when I did a dry run, you may
> remember I did a presentation at Iginite Waterloo about
> "Happiness"
> 
> Of course i had to limit it to 5 minutes so I left many
> things out.
> 
> What I can tell you is that throughout all these years,
> I've thought all those sources of "unhappiness" Barry talks
> about and let me tell you, choice is not to blame, because
> with the same choice as other people, I've chosen to be
> happy instead of having the best fitting Jeans and a "will
> do" that didn't.
> 
> The corollary is that it is not the experiences that make
> us unhappy, but the way we interpret and internalize them.
> 
> One of these days I'll have time to write the book.
> 
> Raul Suarez
> 
> Technology consultant
> Software, Hardware and Practices
> _________________
> Twitter: rarsamx
> http://rarsa.blogspot.com/ 
> An eclectic collection of random thoughts
> 
> 
> --- On Tue, 9/14/10, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > From: Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>
> > Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Android everywhere ...
> > To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Received: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 12:24 AM
> > On 10-09-13 06:14 PM, Lori Paniak
> > wrote:
> > >   I don't know what harm there is in
> > giving
> > > people choices.
> > >    
> > This has been making the rounds recently: "Barry
> Schwartz
> > on the paradox of choice" -- 20 minutes well spent.
> > 
> > 
> > http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice.html
> > 
> > Direct link to the video, without the grief of needing
> a
> > Flash player:
> > 
> > http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/BarrySchwartz_2005G-medium.flv
> > 
> > (what is this .flv format, anyway? Fortunately, Movie
> > Player has no trouble with it)
> > 
> > --Bob.
> > 
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