[maemo-users] the hell of Maemo repos

From: Mark Haury wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Sat Nov 22 06:19:07 EET 2008
> 2008/11/22 Ryan Abel <rabelg5 at gmail.com <mailto:rabelg5 at gmail.com>>
>     If you had been after answers you would've either emailed the
>     maintainer directly

Yeah, because every end-user knows exactly how to do that... NOT!

> or asked something like "Hey, does anybody know
>     where I can get ahold of the Kismet that used to be in the eko1
>     repository?" Instead, you started off accusing people of some grand
>     conspiracy and started a flamewar.

...Because it's soooo easy to be levelheaded when, for the umpteenth time, you 
go to do an update for an app you're about to use, and suddenly everything goes 
to crap and you're out of luck.

Everybody who owns one of these tablets is not a developer. An awful lot of us 
bought them because we were taken in by the hype and only found out later that 
they don't do what we expected. The average consumer doesn't know or care nearly 
enough about computers to overcome these problems. They need devices that "just 

Yeah, I know what you're going to say now... "buyer beware" (great! let's all 
never buy another Nokia product!)... "you should research and know exactly what 
you're getting before you buy" (as though that were possible or reliable or we 
didn't try to do exactly that)... Sorry, but the package (and any POS info) 
should say exactly what you're getting, and most of the time it does. Some 
countries have laws against false advertising...


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