Why should WearComps run Linux?
Wouldn't a more popular OS be a more logical choice?
Before continuing, please read the response to
Won't WearComps just barrage us with spam
and make us more slaves to the machine than we are already?
We see the fears addressed in the above article as symptomatic of a
commercialized computing paradigm where end users feel a loss of control -
and rightly so. Let's face it: in that "more popular OS" all
the meat and potatoes of control and understanding have been abstracted away by
the point and click "easy-to-use" GUI, and, what's worse, all the
internal mechanisms of the machine in the kernel and OS are hidden away in a
black box labelled PROPRIETARY
We run Linux on our WearComps because we must control them if we are not
to be enslaved to them. True control is impossible without the
understand and modify the system.
If WearComps are to become widespread
commercial items, shouldn't they be easier for the average user to learn how
Adapted from James Fung's
Some Thoughts and
Observations on Humanistic Intelligence and Mediated Reality