Just happened to read this comment on a post about the relevance of Silverlight (a web software development framework from Microsoft)
It is the same song and dance all over again. The technology names are mere variables in a profit creation algorithm. Geeks love this drama though, as if it matters somehow. If all the time and energy spent discussing this crap was instead spent trying to help the less fortunate live better lives, the world would be a much better place. Oh well, that’s life!
— Josh Smith
What??? It is precisely because some people spend time and effort to choose and develop various technologies and make profits that anyone – fortunate or not – is able to live a better life.
For context, the person writing the comment is the owner of a high quality blog on WPF and Silverlight and by all indications loves his work.