Math Campbell makes a perfect example of bad Linux advocacy, though he didn't refer to Linux specifically.

In yesterday's edition of The Register, Lucy Sherrif published Campbell's letter1 demanding that John Leyden goes "back to your crack den, agent of Satan!" And all for pointing out that Internet Explorer gained some ground over Mozilla Firefox.2

I'm interested in both of these writeups because they affirm two things:

  • It doesn't matter what computer you use, or what applications you use, or what operating system you use. You negate any uniqueness the moment you connect to the ultra-common Internet.
  • Flamers like Campbell don't do any good to the Linux, GNU or Open Source communities.

For the record, I'm not so much pro-Microsoft as I am anti-idiot.