April 09, 2004

Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from insanity

I believe that Mark Twain would have enjoyed Lucy A. Snyder's "Installing Linux on a Dead Badger", as I did. But think of how much he would have to learn first! Imagining Mary Shelley's reactions takes us in a different direction.

"Let's face it: any script kiddie with a pair of pliers can put Red Hat on a Compaq, his mom's toaster, or even the family dog. But nothing earns you geek points like installing Linux on a dead badger. So if you really want to earn your wizard hat, just read the following instructions, and soon your friends will think you're slick as caffeinated soap."

[Update 4/13/2004: when you're done, you can accessorize.]

Posted by Mark Liberman at April 9, 2004 09:09 AM