Re: [rumori] Macintosh: DVD question

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Mon Jun 04 2001 - 08:43:55 PDT

Mon, 4 Jun 2001 found Vicki Bennett writing:

>Are you being ironic? Can never tell with you Americans..

haha. us clever americans.

no i'm being totally serious. this whole prelinger archives
thing pisses me off. they've put these films online with all
this high rhetoric about the public domain and makign
available to "everyone" this wonderful historic resource,
but they choose these formats that are impossible to deal
with for many many people. it's just so dumb.

then the fact that you have to actually join their list to
read the archive is ridiculous. whenever i have a problem
with any computer-related thing, i search on the web for it.
usually, somewhere, someone has already had the
exact problem and has solved it. and usually, especially if
it's concernign linux or another open source technology,
it's really easy to find a list archive where someone is
asking about a problem and getting an answer. but no,
these people have to lock away their knowledge. you can't
even tell if the list is there unless you're already a
member! really pisses me off.

the good news is, i did just join the list and found tons of
stuff in the list archive about working with these files on
macs, cleaner 5, etc. but if these were open to the public
a google search would have found them many days ago....


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