Re: Things that Longhorn seems to be doing right

From: Måns Rullgård
Date: Mon Nov 03 2003 - 17:07:18 EST

Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx writes:

>> No. don't you think I look things up in a dictionary before I
>> write a definition?
>> The Webster's "New Collegiate Dictionary", 150th Anniversary
>> Edition clearly states;
>> 1. EXAMPLE, PATTERN;esp: an outstandingly clear or typical
>> example or archetype.
> The current prevailing paradigm is that words mean what convention says they
> mean, not what the dictionary says.
> You got as much chance of reclaiming that word as you do "hacker". ;)

Well, hacker still has the right meaning among hackers. Maybe
paradigm survives in some group, as well, though I'm not sure where.

Måns Rullgård

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