I felt like starting this discussion for a while now but did not had the time to write it down, i am very new to this board so excuse me if this has allready been dicussed before, i tried searching for it but did not find the thread so i assumed it was not discussed before.
Anyway the subject here is "Using the complete buffalo", and i really want to discuss this so take a good breath read it think about and judge.
When the indians were still in the time they had to kill to survive they did wat is called making use of the whole bufallo, this mean whenever they captured and killed one they didn't just eat the meat, they also used the skin for clothing, the bones for weapons and even the eye's for protection and many more thing a buffalo could be used for in smaller parts.
Today in the modern days, this is somewhat the same with computers. IMHO the previous generation has not made full use of the possebilities that a single computer gave them beceause they did not had the knoledge or the tools/time and they had to figure a LOT out on themselves.
My opinion is back in the old days they did NOT make full use of the buffalo, and now the next generation is stuck with that.
Stuck with the allready build tools and languages, and we dont even know if this is the RIGHT way of doing it. What i'm trying to state here is not that the previous generation has left us with somewhat buggy equiptment to model on but rather restricted tools, and with all due respect they are after all the ones that teach us through classes and books.
The fact that M$ has become the standard OS for the standard End-User we all start out like this and are bound to the restrictions that M$ set up for us, still we have LINUX which is good and neet and all but still only provides us with restrictions instead of total freedom. Define total freedom, i can't couse it is not out there.
So my point here is to discuss what we are left with instead of what we should be left with.
If you find this thread somehow offending, i appologise for that, and again my respect goes out to the people who made our tools, it's hard but it does not tell it's good, cause it always can be done better....