Re: [OT] Relavant mailing list or USENET group
- Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2017 13:17:14 -0600
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [OT] Relavant mailing list or USENET group
On 12/02/2017 12:02 PM, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Saturday, December 02, 2017 12:17:39 PM Richard Owlett wrote:
6. *NOT* be a "smartphone".
Well, I am curious about why you don't want it to be a smartphone,
and whether doing something like removing the SIM from a cell phone
(and possibly epoxying the socket) would meet your needs?
You might say it's the 3 P's ;/
[ Philosophical Practicality Prudence ]
Philosophical - application of Linux philosophy
> As stated by McIlroy, and generally accepted throughout the Unix
community, Unix programs have always been expected to follow the concept
of DOTADIW, or "Do One Thing and Do It Well."
Practicality - avoidance of Android
Most "smartphones" come only with Android which presumes someone who has
never met the user knows best what the user needs (let alone wants) and
then goes to great lengths to prevent the end user from installing a
Practicality - possible regulatory constraints
~50 years ago I held a commercial operators license from the FCC and
later in RFI suppression and type acceptance (FCC & VDE). I've read
recent posts of a so called "SOS mode" active even when sim is removed.
I don't know how onerous compliance would be -- *NOT* interested in
wasting time and effort to pursue.
P.S. I have been described as "PERSISTENT" <chuckle;>