Referencing: Are Mac Users Smarter Than PC Users?
The article referenced above light-heartedly asks if Unix users are smarter than PC users. The "style" program, which rates writing samples, is used as a measurement tool, and the author concludes that, if not smarter, Unix users certainly do write better.
That doesn't surprise me. I commented on this before at Unix - Love it or hate it? - I think the issue partly is as simple as this: people who like to use words like to use Unix. Smarter? Nope. Just people with different preferences.
Though all of us here ARE smarter than PC users, right? And taller. Not to mention better looking, more successful with the opposite sex, and all that. Those loser PC users.. ooops: I'm using a PC to write this! I can feel IQ points dropping with every keystroke..
Anyway, the article is worth reading, and "style" is always fun to play with. Perhaps we should run it against samples from the various authors here and find out who's the biggest Unix geek?
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What do such machines really do? They increase the number of things we can do without thinking. Things we do without thinking — there's the real danger. (Frank Herbert)