aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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the state of business
Posted by dav at 2003 January 16 12:55 PM
File under: Thoughts

Here's what's left of the XXX Vendor and Device Lists, where XXX stands for, well, you'll see.


I for one can't even believe these guys! I mean, they couldn't invest a stamp or a phone call to talk to me? They couldn't just send me e-mail, like everyone else? NO, the very first thing they do is hire some law firm to threaten to sue me in federal court! For God's sake, what's wrong with these assholes? I've supported their work for years; I've guided vendors to become members of the SIG; I've offered them my work. I would gladly not use their logo if they'd ever said a simple word about it. But no, nothing short of a dagger to the heart is good enough.

What a sad sad world we live in. Death of the public domain, death of common decency. All we've got left in abundant supply is Fear and Greed.

Comments:

Don't forget: death of the big music business.

At least there are some things to be grateful for.

Posted by: Danka Sean on January 16, 2003 10:02 PM

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