My calendar tells me that we have recently begun a new year: 2012 - The Year of the Apocalypse. At least that's what my most insane acquaintances believe. [Editor's note: Caowinhim. "You won't be saying that when all the good Mayan paganists are raptured into heaven and you're stuck here enduring endtimes."] The new year bit is, however, correct. Happy 2012! May it be less embarrassing than last year was (but we all know that isn't happening).
Now that we've gotten formalities out of the way, let me share a little joke that I discovered recently: "Blackberries are for people who think they are important. iPhones are for people who think their phone is important."
|Cue laughter. Or else.|
Point is, this huge lead in the market is a real home run for Linux!
|Sigh... Cue these guys now.|
- Linux is an open-source computer operating system, used mostly by people who are incredibly good with computers.
- Yes, Android is a Linux smart-phone operating system.
- Linux is an open-source computer operating system, used mostly by people who are incredibly good with computers; and yes, Android is a Linux smart-phone operating system.
respectively. So, yes, this should be a huge home run for Linux - here is a market wherein Linux is not only beating all of its competition, but indeed, a market wherein Linux is DESTROYING all of its competition. And yet, you didn't know that it was even doing that.
So, no, this is not a home run for Linux. This is a home run for Android phones, which - in the context of the above joke - are apparently for massive hypocrites.
|NOTE: Said hypocrites are not necessarily massive themselves.|
Even I got bored writing all those numbers up there, so...
tl;dr: most Android owners aren't aware that they use Linux, and they probably even believe Linux to be for super-nerds only. That is what a hypocrite is. Consider that argument won.
All of this bashing on Android users is not out of hatred, believe me. I'm absolutely certain that James Cameron owns an iPhone, and David Cameron is definitely a Blackberry user (or maybe Windows Phone??? Nah... Even he's above that). All of this is merely observation. Android users, please help get Linux understood by the masses. I am not a nerd; I am just 1337. [Editor's note: Caowinhim. "Wait, I thought you were only like 18."]
Oh, when I said it was just an observation, I was lying. It's also purest envy. I have a jailbroken, unlocked, iPhone 4 - yet still I yearn for that Android kernel to boot on my phone instead. You guys get all the cool apps, with none of the evil-empiresque restriction of Apple... By default.
And then you don't even appreciate it 3/5 of the time.
I'm not angry at you guys. I'm just...
|Feel the shame those eyes convey.|
Feel that shame every time you use your phone.