My Satori July 24, 2012 19 Scott Jennings Uncategorized No matter how long my vacations from blogging may be, and no matter how hacktastic my writing can become, I will never write anything as awful as this. Share You may also like... HIT AND YELLOW RUN ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE [Author: Lum the Mad] 1989 Added new stories to the paleozoic archives. Next The Dopamine Business Isn’t What It Used To Be Previous Precious Comments By Game Industry Executives, #19 In A Series 19 Responses Comments19 Pingbacks0 Wilhelm Arcturus says: July 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm I remember Dvorak from back when he was sane. Well, less crazy. I seem to recall him predicting the demise of the Macintosh because it used a crazy input device called a “mouse.” Glad that fell by the wayside. Reply Anubis says: July 24, 2012 at 11:08 pm I love his comment that Skype is the only realistic way to run Podcasts. Dvorak obviously doesn’t get out much. Reply HalibutBarn says: July 25, 2012 at 2:08 am And always high quality? I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve listened to a podcast and one of the host’s voice starts going all harsh and robotic and you instantly know he’s on Skype. And they’re still doing it wrong to begin with. Reply Hank Kuhfeldt says: July 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm I have never seen a worse bitchfest about the wrong things. “I don’t care if the government listens i just want to do my podcast.” Well, some of us do not want to be watched by a bunch of paranoiacs who can’t understand that their citizenry has a right to not be constantly monitored by simple minded liars. I really don’t get why the man is considered a valid voice in computer science when he has devolved to an uncaring user. Reply Reddotmist says: July 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm That article looks procedurally generated. Reply Victor Barreiro Jr. says: July 25, 2012 at 12:08 am Um… I don’t know how to react. Isn’t he the guy who keeps making failed predictions? 🙁 Reply Derrill Guilbert says: July 25, 2012 at 12:09 am I mean, he’s trolling, right? That’s the only thing that makes sense. Reply hollowsquare says: July 25, 2012 at 1:37 am “MY CAT’S BREATH SMELLS LIKE CAT FOOD” Reply Chris Nahr says: July 25, 2012 at 7:31 am I’m Commander Shepard, and John C. Dvorak is my favorite troll on the Internet. Reply Mox says: July 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm I am dating myself here, but my fondest (for small values of “fond”) memory of Dvorak was when he published a rant (I believe in PCMag, could have been Computer Shopper) about how awful and misguided digital cassettes were, because they were prone to the same exact problems that audio cassettes were, namely that if you stretch the tape it distorts the music. Dvorak didn’t seem to understand that a stretched zero or one is still a zero or one. It blew my mind that someone who calls themselves a technologist didn’t even have the simplest understanding of the underlying technology. And judging from this column, he hasn’t learned a thing in the intervening years. Reply JuJutsu says: July 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm I’m really disappointed in you Lum. You’re an experienced writer. I think if you really applied yourself you could write something that bad. I will grant you it would be a challenging task, but have some faith in yourself. Reply Sleepysam says: July 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm Am I alone in having to look it up? Satori (悟り?) (Chinese: 悟; pinyin: wù; Korean: 오 o; Vietnamese: ngộ) is a Japanese Buddhist term for enlightenment, meaning “understanding”. In the Zen Buddhist tradition, satori refers to the experience of kensho. Kensho (Japanese) is a term used in Zen traditions meaning “seeing into one’s true nature.” Ken means “seeing,” sho means “nature” or “essence.” Satori and kensho are commonly translated as enlightenment, a word that is also used to translate bodhi, prajna and buddhahood. Reply ceolstan says: July 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm Clearly you need to aim lower. Okay, maybe not there. Reply Bonedead says: July 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm Whew, didn’t link to me. Reply Carson Wilson says: July 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm Wow. He makes some pretty sweeping social commentary (people don’t care about being eavesdropped on) – then follows it up with a rant about their patch process and a shrug on better ideas. I was genuinely curious about what he was going to say about eavesdropping and was expecting a rabid defense OR rant. Well I guess I got one, but it was for upgrade pop ups so /boggle! Personally, I prefer facetime anyway 🙂 Oh and as an aside, I’m sad that (I’m assuming anyway) he gets paid to write what he wrote. Reply Ljk says: July 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm I for one want to know, who is this Scott Jennings person? Posting multiple times in one week to this blog can only me one of two things: 1) The blog has been hacked 2) Aliens have replaced the real Scott Jennings (the most likely answer) Reply Tremayne says: July 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm I’m going to go with the theory that one of the portents of the end of the world in 2012 is when Great Cthulhu, err Scott, stirs from his slumber… Reply Aufero says: July 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm Dvorak has been successfully trolling the world of computing since before the internet existed. Reply Tracey Snow says: August 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm It’s Dvorak…. I believe the term “troll” became a meme because of him. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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