On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 19:06:42 +0000, [H]omer wrote:

> Verily I say unto thee, that plenty900@yahoo.com spake thusly:
>
> [X-Posting snipped]
>
>> I am not convinced that truly cool things are happening any longer,
>> because I am not seeing barriers being broken through at least in the
>> area of software. Indeed, nor in hardware. Everyone involved in Linux
>> seems to be using a hot-rod system that offers no barriers. Where is
>> the cool?

>
> You're right ... the "cool" has long since dissipated from computing,
> but this is not a problem that's unique to GNU/Linux, it's that the
> whole field of home computing is now well established, and we've all
> perhaps become rather jaded.
>
> There is still the occasional interesting development, but nothing that
> captures the imagination quite the way it did back in the good ol' days.


Thank God for that.