[Openmcl-devel] prompt-for-file (embarrassing question)

David McClain dbm at refined-audiometrics.com
Fri Mar 31 09:52:41 PDT 2017

Well, I, for one, was quite happy to hear the perspectives of a younger generation, even if it was judged to be unsuited for the list. Thanks for sharing.

- DM

> On Mar 31, 2017, at 03:25, Max Rottenkolber <max at mr.gy> wrote:
> As a youngster I feel I need to chime in and set some things right.
> On Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:41:01 +0100, Dimitri Simos wrote:
>> My broader concern is for the next generation. After all this time, they
>> really deserved to be able to get their hands on something at least as
>> magical as the diskette that landed on my lap in the late '80s and changed my
>> life. Then again, this generation will also fail to see a moon landing as I
>> did, or to see a Europe united as I did, or to aspire to US values, or to
>> enjoy reading dusty books under bedcovers instead of existing in a
>> Whatsappiverse. We're really not being awfully nice to our kids. There, that
>> felt good. I'll now shut up, crawl into a dark corner and be quietly old and
>> fester.
> While I did not see a moon landing, I also did not see a cold war. I did not
> see Europe unite, but I did see states loose their sovereignty under it. I see
> queers can have more of a life now. I see a strong feminist front that will
> reconquer some outposts claimed by patriarchy. I see a united pro-migrant
> movement, as well as a fascist build up akin to the 30s. I see a strong
> developing world with living standards rapidly rising for the bulk of people. I
> see globalization unfold, and a growing sense of international solidarity. In
> Germany, we don’t get shot on protests anymore.

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