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The Biggest Cults In Tech

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 5 years ago | from the nobody-can-match-the-apple-fanbois dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 397

bobby f. writes "Infoworld has published its list of the biggest cults in tech — including Palmists, Newtonians, Commodorians, the Brotherhood of the Ruby, IBM power systems fanboys, Ubuntu-ists, and Lispers. A pretty fun read (unless you really are a cult member)." Although I think it's pretty clear that the Apple camp isn't an opinionated cult, they're just always right. Fire away.

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Cult #1 (5, Funny)

alain94040 (785132) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822513)

It's been a very long time since I met a Newton or Palm cult member! Time to update the list.

Allow me to change the definition of "cult" slightly to "whatever belief your smart friends want you to give up". Then cult #1 is:

Name: Windows
Established: 1995
Gathering of the Tribe: InfoWorld and other magazines that pretend that everything except Windows is a "cult"
Major Deity: Bill Gates
Sacred Relic: 30-letter authorization keys
The Antichrist: Linus Torvalds

Re:Cult #1 (5, Funny)

areusche (1297613) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822657)

Oh I can do this:

Name: Mac OS

Established: 1984

Gathering of the tribe: Apple WWDC

Major Deity: Steve Jobs, Woz

Sacred Relic: A half eaten apple.

Believed Antichrist: IBM

True Antichrist: Bill Gates.

Re:Cult #1 (5, Funny)

RiotingPacifist (1228016) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822963)

why would the cult of apple curse IBM!? did IBM not cometh and deliverith the sacred PC of power?

Name: cult of free software
Established: 1985
Major Deity: RMS
Sacred document: GPL
Antichrist: !GPL'd software

and

Name: cult of debian
Established: 1993
Major Deity(s): Bruce Perens & people called Ian
Sacred relic: Debian 1.0 discs
Antichrist: ubuntu

Re:Cult #1 (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823229)

did IBM not cometh and deliverith the sacred PC of power?

You're forgetting the next verse of the Book of Jobs...

And thus did the people of Apple rejoice for their Chips of Power were great and mighty, and Altivec did cause their enemies to quake in fear. But lo! There were cries from within the camp of Apple, for the faithful had placed the Chips of Power upon their lap and they were terribly burned. The people cast down their Chips of Power and took up the Chips of Core which merely singed their pants, and so the fallen IBM was cast out from the camp of Apple.

Re:Cult #1 (1)

ndansmith (582590) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823643)

The cult of Free Software was established in 1983, you HERETIC!

Re:Cult #1 (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822663)

Well, if you're going to have a Windows cult, then I (and everyone else under the spell of the Reality Distortion Field) want equal time [cultofmac.com] .

Re:Cult #1 (1)

Walker_Boh_Druid (864617) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822689)

Palm's new smartphone has made me bump into a few new members. It's disturbing.

Re:Cult #1 (4, Insightful)

Chris Acheson (263308) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823047)

Windows isn't a cult.

It's a religion.

Re:Cult #1 (1)

stonedcat (80201) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823063)

Bad Religion?

Re:Cult #1 (1)

rrohbeck (944847) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823515)

Yup, the church of Windows. After all they make a lot of money.

Re:Cult #1 (1)

basketcase (114777) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823235)

I would certainly be a member of the Palm cult. I still carry a Clie NX70V which IMO is the best PalmOS based PDA ever made. I have newer gadgets like a modern iPod but I like to keep my phone and my PDA independent so that draining my batteries playing music all day doesn't cut me off from communications and information. I might consider upgrading to a Pre when they come out but I don't really want to double my cell phone bill with a "data plan" either.

Re:Cult #1 (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823591)

I still carry and use daily my Handspring Visor Graphite Deluxe. The oldest appointment I have dates back to Sept 2001.

Fun Read? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822567)

A pretty fun read (unless you really are a cult member).

I belong to the Cult of Single Page Views, not 8-page clickfests.

Not so much fun, actually.

Re:Fun Read? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822815)

Can you really blame them though? The 8-page clickfest cult is merely serving it's master - the advertisers who think annoying you will grant them profit cult.

Re:Fun Read? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822819)

And I belong to the cult of "why the fuck you can not see the "print" link, you ass?" cult.

http://www.infoworld.com/print/73433 [infoworld.com]

Re:Fun Read? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822935)

you mean the cult of the 'too stupid to figure out what the printer icon does' ??

Cults in tech? (5, Insightful)

fatboyslack (634391) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822577)

Strange to have 'cults in tech' and no mention of gamers, console vs pc, mmorpgers in WoW etc.

If anything was a cult it would be WoW and Evercrack.

Re:Cults in tech? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822641)

I've always considered myself a Quaker.

Re:Cults in tech? (4, Funny)

houstonbofh (602064) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823249)

I've always considered myself a Quaker.

No DOOMsday cult?

Re:Cults in tech? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822825)

I dont see any mention to actual tech cults like the Cult of the Dead Cow.

Re:Cults in tech? (2, Funny)

mcfatboy93 (1363705) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823111)

PC games and MMORPGS kick @$$ its not a cult its a way of life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

Re:Cults in tech? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823177)

PC games and MMORPGS kick @$$

I agree - Nethack FTW!

Oh, wait - you weren't referring to the player next to two piles of money, after all.

Never mind, then.

Re:Cults in tech? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823149)

I think that refers more to cults in Games, rather than in tech. Plus, I don't think you can quite compare the rivalry between everquest and WoW to something like Mac vs Windows vs Linux. Call me crazy.

Re:Cults in tech? (1)

fatboyslack (634391) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823393)

I don't think you need a rivalry to constitute a cult.

I'm more talking about the sort of religious, slavish adherence to something (ie most gamers) that for me defines what a cult is.

Re:Cults in tech? (1)

rhizome (115711) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823529)

Strange to have 'cults in tech' and no mention of gamers, console vs pc, mmorpgers in WoW etc.

Frankly, I'd like to see a "cults in finance" list.

Lispers AND Apple Users? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822595)

Why did they list the same group twice?

Re:Lispers AND Apple Users? (1)

Trip6 (1184883) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823545)

They're actually Funky Apple Gurus...

Pretty absurd Apple is absent (4, Insightful)

calmofthestorm (1344385) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822597)

especially if we're mentioning Ubuntu. Seems like windows is missing too.

A fanboi is a fanboi, even if their product actually is better.

Re:Pretty absurd Apple is absent (1)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822687)

Apple's a major religion.

Most of these guys are the David Karash's of the tech world. Minus the whole FBI crashing the house party... yet.

Re:Pretty absurd Apple is absent (1)

Whiney Mac Fanboy (963289) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823089)

Apple's a major religion.

Scientology is not a major religion.

Re:Pretty absurd Apple is absent (1)

causality (777677) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823381)

Apple's a major religion.

Most of these guys are the David Karash's of the tech world. Minus the whole FBI crashing the house party... yet.

Actually, that was the ATF. [davekopel.com]

Re:Pretty absurd Apple is absent (1)

RiotingPacifist (1228016) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822771)

yeah after mentioning ubuntu, not mentioning apple looses major credibility

~A concerned Debian users

Re:Pretty absurd Apple is absent (5, Funny)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823009)

As yes, The Cult of Loose.

Their won cult that never should of ben allowed.

Re:Pretty absurd Apple is absent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822795)

"Better" is subjective. And the term fanboi might be a good classification for some camps, though zealot is probably better describing for others.

Re:Pretty absurd Apple is absent (1)

cjfs (1253208) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822925)

These lists always seem to leave off the major players. Perhaps they wouldn't get as much traffic if they offended the mainstream os/console/editor fanatics.

Why Windows isn't a cult (4, Insightful)

Cajun Hell (725246) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823339)

"Quantity has a quality all its own." -- Joseph Stalin

Size matters. Within the topic of mysticism, when you get to the mainstream stuff like Christianity/Judaism/Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, they're not cults, regardless of any of the beliefs within them. Likewise, neither is Windows, for the same exact reason. You have to be a persecuted minority to be a cult. Being crazy isn't enough; if you have enough votes, insanity is irrelevant.

Apple is approaching loss of its culty flavor as well. Sure, they're still minority, but they're a big rich one, and certainly not persecuted (except maybe the gamers).

Re:Why Windows isn't a cult (4, Informative)

calmofthestorm (1344385) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823541)

Not all X users are X fanbois. I have a ubuntu using friend who hates it. He switched away from windows awhile back. Why does he stick with ubuntu? It sucks less, in his estimation. And it makes more intuitive sense (He's a chemist without much computer knowledge, but still technically-minded.)

I love linux and think it will solve all the world's problems from swine flu to windows vista. I am a fanboi.

But very few windows users are fanbois. Only a few actually like windows. OS X, nearly all its users seem to be drooling fanbois, but as you say this seems to be changing, and this may just be the set I know.

Linux is somewhere in between I find, but I'm at a tech school, and around here linux outnumbers windows anyway with os x being a clear leader.

Re:Pretty absurd Apple is absent (1)

bigngamer92 (1418559) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823831)

Yeah I find it very strange that they would go and focus on mostly older tech relics. Why not include a gaming console?

Name: XBox
Established: 2001
Gathering of the Tribe: E3, Xbox Live
Major Deity: Master Chief
Sacred Relic: Halo 3 Discs
The Antichrist: Red Ring of Death

In my head I transposed the 'n' for a 'l' in cults (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822637)

Strangely enough the article read much the same.

slashdotters (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822665)

very big mistake - the author forgot to mention slashdotters

Re:slashdotters (1)

robably (1044462) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823037)

No, members of a cult don't argue vehemently among themselves. (cue replies saying "Yes they do!")

Re:slashdotters (1)

NecroPuppy (222648) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823199)

I'm sorry. This isn't 'arguement'. This is abuse.

Re:slashdotters (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823397)

I don't find your apology very abusive.

Some people will always be stuck... (1)

chris098 (536090) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822683)

I think this line is especially fitting: "The Commodore 8-bit crowd is the computer world's analogy to old-time Volkswagen bug fanciers in the car world..." Just because a technology or a product is outdated, it doesn't mean that people won't fancy it for one reason or another. A Commodore certainly isn't the most powerful computer out there anymore, but people probably still like it for the same reason they like the old-time Volkswagen beetles - it reminds them of their youth, a time when things were better than they are now, or perhaps they just haven't bothered to move on and see new things the world can offer.

Re:Some people will always be stuck... (1)

Mike Buddha (10734) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823479)

Also, like a Volkswagon, I can fix a failing Commodore 64 with my own tools. Unlike modern machines that are replaced when they fail, the Commie, and other 8-bit machines, have a simple architecture, and parts that are easly repaired/replaced.

Perl? (3, Interesting)

quickOnTheUptake (1450889) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822739)

What about Perl? Seems a lot more cultish (in a good way) to me than Ubuntu or RoR.

Re:Perl? (3, Informative)

jgtg32a (1173373) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822859)

I'm not so sure, from what I can tell Perl is just a really good community, they know their limitations.

Re:Perl? (1)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823291)

The only limitations of a perl programmer are those imposed by his own biological weaknesses. The Truly Enlightened [perlmonks.org] understand this and patiently await your journey into the never-ending along the righteous path of of sigils, regular expressions, context.

Re:Perl? (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823333)

After seeing how much miracles you can do with it, i think is well into the cult arena.

Anyway, as language C have an edge... it turned ascii code into Wine.

Re:Perl? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822873)

Name: Perl
Established: 1987
Gathering of the tribe: USENET
Major Deity: Larry Wall
Sacred Relic: All those O'rielly books
The Anti-Christ: Ruby

Re:Perl? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823209)

True believers would know that Guido van Rossum is the antichrist. Whitespaceistheworkofthedevil.

Re:Perl? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823169)

You DARE speak ill against Perl?

Re:Perl? (1)

JAlexoi (1085785) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823361)

Ah... You weren't on the receiving end of the bashing from the RoR community i see.

Re:Perl? (1)

jgtg32a (1173373) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823729)

Who?

Oh it needs to be installed, cute.

Re:Perl? (2, Insightful)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823449)

ah yes, perl. one of those 'write-only' languages. much like c++ in that regard.

both perl and C++ are langs I dread to read others' code in.

Re:Perl? (1)

jgtg32a (1173373) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823753)

This quote needs to be the motto of every coder out there

Always code as if the person who ends up maintaining your code is a violent psychopath who knows where you live.

Re:Perl? (2, Informative)

whoever57 (658626) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823885)

What about Perl?

The language with a "bless" command -- definitely one for cults!

Nah, Apple fans.. (4, Funny)

WarwickRyan (780794) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822783)

..are more like Scientologists than an cult....

Re:Nah, Apple fans.. (1)

RiotingPacifist (1228016) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822999)

Do you mean, they believe they can only reach enlightenment if they plow enough money into it? Or simply that despite being quite their leader has made some dick moves they still worship him?

Re:Nah, Apple fans.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823095)

..are more like Scientologists than an cult....

We know where you live and Steve just told us all to sue you for making that snide remark. Consider this warning an opportunity to get a head start on finding cardboard box to live out the rest of your life in.

Re:Nah, Apple fans.. (1)

H0p313ss (811249) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823113)

*rimshot*

Mac users (0, Troll)

Phroggy (441) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822803)

Plenty of newbs are jumping aboard the Mac bandwagon now that it's trendy to do so. Mac OS X is now a certified UNIX operating system, mostly compatible with lots of Linux or FreeBSD stuff, and it runs on what is mostly off-the-shelf PC hardware including Intel CPUs.

However, some of us loved our Macs in the 1990s, when none of those things were true.

Re:Mac users (1)

Ziwcam (766621) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823077)

Amen! My first machine was a Performa 400. While I'm sure there's plenty of people here with older macs than that, I think that puts me firmly in the "old skool" category.

Re:Mac users (1)

Mike Buddha (10734) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823497)

No, no, no. If you didn't have a beige box, you're a poser.

Re:Mac users (1)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823137)

Yes, and all of you who loved macs in the mid the late 90's were flat out insane. The hardware stunk. The software stunk. And you had to pay a premium for all of that crap. Its okay to like apple now, because their products no longer suck. Hell, they even work with two button mice. I complained about every thing that was mac, but now I use one. Because everything I complained about (mutlitasking, memory protection, ppc cpu, one button mice, lack of software, lack of programing languages) they fixed. Though the filesystem is showing its age. I hope they make a full transition to ZFS soon, or I'll have to start bashing them again.

Re:Mac users (1)

Mike Buddha (10734) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823533)

Apple was hands down the king from 1984 until Windows 95 came out. Like it or not, that changed everything. The OSes have been running neck and neck ever since.

Re:Mac users (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823175)

However, some of us loved our Macs in the 1990s, when none of those things were true.

Yeah, about that: why?

Amiga (4, Interesting)

PowerEdge (648673) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822809)

In an earlier stage of life I worked at RadioShack, when they actually sold electronics and radio equipment. One of my co-workers was a ham radio enthusiast and would spend hours talking about the rise of the Amiga and how it would come back. It was always just a few months away from releasing a new OS or platform. I would wager if I went back to that store... Or perhaps the store that replaced it, since RadioShack is just a shell of its former self he would still extoll the virtues of Amiga and it's imminent resurgence. Then he'd mutter about how Gateway killed it because the technology was too advanced for the average PC user to accept.

Re:Amiga (2, Interesting)

Allicorn (175921) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823305)

Eric Schwartz's terrific little animated music video about Amiga accompanied by the "Still Alive" song from Portal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mg6wrYCT9Q [youtube.com]

Forth (5, Funny)

Dr. Eggman (932300) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822833)

We friars of Forth our outraged at your constant disre...Hey, I'm talking here. Hey, pay attention, I'm talking here! Hrmph, Forth gets no respect. No respect at all.

Re:Forth (5, Funny)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 5 years ago | (#27822969)

1 CONSTANT Funny
Funny Moderation +!

Re:Forth (4, Funny)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823425)

forth respect gets

(come on, its STACK oriented. sheesh. do the joke correctly)

No emacs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822877)

Come on, emacs users all but invented the IT Cult.

Rails is Crap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822895)

(...TFA confuses language and framework, but that's not my gripe.)

And Rails people creep me out. Sorry, y'all just do. You guys didn't invent MVC, and the fact is we've all been ripping off smalltalk since 1980. Ruby's cute but slow (you didn't invent functional languages, either), and your platform currently doesn't have a workable server (jruby/glassfish and passenger are the only ones that work passably).

Add to all that the willingness of Rails maintainers to do massive changes to the API in point releases (test-driven my ass).

Also, customers are catching on to the "you'll find better programmers at rails meetings" stuff. You should cut it out, because it not only creeps out customers who are savvy but it alienates your colleagues (who probably have something to teach you if you think the "better programmers" thing is true).

</rant>

Re:Rails is Crap (1)

Mike Buddha (10734) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823585)

It's pretty clear as evidenced by Twitter, and some other major RoR disasters, that RoR is currently incapable of scaling to ginormous proportions. Your better off using Stackless Python, Java, or even plain old Perl for enterprise apps.

PSU (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27822979)

Does NOT exist

Oracle DBAs (5, Interesting)

jimjamjoh (207342) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823003)

Anyone who's ever worked in an org w/ full-time Oracle DBAs can attest to how fanatical they are in allegiance to Oracle, even to the point of ruin.

And it's funny, too, because you think they're interested in databases, relational concepts, data integrity, and all of this in general, but they're not, they interested in Oracle products, period. They'd quit before they managed a SQL Server or PostgreSQL database for you.

Cultists.

Re:Oracle DBAs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823351)

Seconded.

This cult is especially amusing to programmers who have worked on abstraction layers for RDBMS's.

Re:Oracle DBAs (2, Insightful)

abigor (540274) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823631)

You can always tell because they believe all of the business logic should be migrated from your current app framework to stored procedures, there to bitrot in PL/SQL hell forever.

That's a mighty short list (1)

wizardforce (1005805) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823049)

Off the top of my head I can think of quite a few groups that have a similar strong following including:

Slashdotters
social networking site addicts
vim/emacs wars
*nix in addition to Linux
FOSS
net neutrality
Wii
Xbox
KDE/gnome
Firefox
Halo
the chans
etc...

Clueless (4, Insightful)

burris (122191) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823069)

Programming language Ruby and its younger, sleeker sibling, Ruby on Rails

I stopped reading after this.

Re:Clueless (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823633)

Hit a nerve, I see.

Lisp is missing a minor deity... (1)

alispguru (72689) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823085)

Though I suppose mentioning Guy Steele would have confused the Johnny-come-lately Java people.

Re:Lisp is missing a minor deity... (1)

abigor (540274) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823651)

Even worse, it's "Paradigms OF Artifical Intelligence Programming", not IN. They got the name of the bible wrong! Er, not that I'm a cult member or anything.

The #1 Cult (1)

davebarnes (158106) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823129)

Name: IBM
Established: 1896
Gathering of the Tribe: Share, Common
Major Deity: Herman Hollerith
Major Prophet: Tom Watson, Sr.
Sacred Relic: 80-column card
The Antichrist: Bill Gates

Emacs.... (1)

rthille (8526) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823183)

And 1 kill-ring to rule them all!

C= 8-bitters instead of the Amiga?! (4, Interesting)

Cajun Hell (725246) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823191)

C'mon, the Commodore 8-bit machines had some enthusiasts but are nowhere nearly the in same league of cultism as the Amiga. And I should know, as an ex-Amiga cultist. That was a beautiful platform, and it was really hard to work with one and not get your mind warped with the belief that it could come back and start kicking asses. C64/C128 so-called "cultists" might get a little excited about some anachronistic development, decades after the platforms' prime, but I don't remember any religious fervor that the C64 was going to put Microsoft in its grave. For that you need an Amiga believer.

Re:C= 8-bitters instead of the Amiga?! (4, Funny)

Mike Buddha (10734) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823645)

There are still people crowing about how Amiga is poised for a comeback. Everyone's going to realize how wrong they were for abandoning the platform. We'll all repent and be saved by the second coming of Amiga. They still go on and on about REXX and Video Toaster, as if those are relevant technologies.

I for one am actively working to prevent this disaster by promoting... Atari TOS! TOS can save us all! Don't listen to the Amiga infidels! You only need 512 colors! MIDI, MIDI, MIDI! Those Amiga Cultists are all nutters! 16/32-bit Atari is the true path!

Tech Cults? (2, Insightful)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823253)

They mention the Commodore fans, but not the Amiga fans. Newton Fans, but not the Apple Fanbois. That'd be like listing the World's religions and failing to mention Catholicism and Mormons.

Ye Olde Apple Cult (4, Informative)

russotto (537200) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823301)

Name: The Cult of Apple, Orthodox
Gathering of the Tribes: None since the diaspora
Major Deity: Steve Wozniak
Antichrist: Steve Jobs
Sacred Relics: The original Apple I, green screen monitors, the Disc II
Mantra: Apple II Forever

Technology "cults" - they must end, one c (0, Troll)

Veritech_Ace (870333) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823337)

If you have an emotional attachment to any technology to the point that you vehemently attack its alternatives and passionately extol its superiority, be it a piece of metal and plastic or a collection of lines of source code, you seriously need to re-evaluate your life. Optimally, you need to end it.

What about Matlabites (1)

javierzinho (1333417) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823499)

Brief description of matlabite's commitments:
-Everything is a matrix of complex numbers
-World's complete mathematical knowledge is contained in matlab's help file
-If matlab cannot handle it, it's impossible to do
-There is no need to study numerical methods, it's enough to know matlab functions
-Everything, including databases should be managed through matlab, use of any other software is blasphemy
-Any IDE should be developed in Matlab so the infidels cannot access it

Yea, them culty newtons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823577)

Proof - the WWNC link is from 2007. Wow. What a powerful group.

Oblig. Futurama Quote (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823603)

Dr Zoidberg: "Goose liver? Fish eggs? Where's the goose? Where's the eggs?"

Libertarians. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27823639)

'nuff said.

They missed the biggest cult of them all... (1)

ipX (197591) | more than 5 years ago | (#27823827)

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