Every once in a while I start digging and get ridiculously infuriated at certain things about #Linux
. For instance, accessibility is very important
. It is important on a societal level. Here is what is not
important: that every single computer in the world have all the files necessary to have full accessibility.
This sounds like I hate blind people or something. Nope. My computer is sitting on my desk in my house. I use it. I am not blind. I speak French, but I never access man pages in French
. I like that #GNULinux
is open source software! You know what I don't need and never fucking will?
Three THOUSAND directories in /usr/doc/ telling me the minute details of which "License" every single component of an unused X11 system that no one has needed since Hercules monitors and dot matrix printers were in vogue.
And my computer isn't suddenly going to sprout a dot matrix printer from Italy in 1987. And a blind Reindeer herder from Sumeria isn't going to pop up and demand to read manpages for powersaving software that my computer cannot even implement
in his native Akkadian on some kind of cuneiform touchpad. But... the billion bits necessary to make that happen get passed all over the globe a billion times a day for some fucking reason that is completely beyond me.
The worst part is that necessary systems
end up getting mixed in to all the unnecessary stuff. I am not saying it is unnecessary to make Frisian manpages. That's GREAT! I am saying it is not necessary to send Frisian manpages to a webserver in Uzbekistan. I guess I have to #LinuxFromScratch
or something, but COME ON! That's ridiculous!