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No More "X"s please !!

Is it just me or are others getting irritated by the letter X in almost everything?  XSL,XAML,XML,XHTML, XSD,XUL ,, blah blah blah.

I make it a point to avoid all technology begining with the letter "X".  Till now, i havent felt that i missed something.

Go to google, type out any three letter word starting with the letter X and you will find someone trying to con you into buying it.

Boycott X
Saturday, May 22, 2004

You know, you're Xing out a LOT of good technology with that decision.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

"The lesser of two evils is still evil."

Malcolm X
Saturday, May 22, 2004

So, you don't want any presents for X-mas this year!?! Are you NUTS?!?

Anon-y-mous Cow-ard
Saturday, May 22, 2004

What about all the Gs and Ks on Linux desktops? :p

Green Pajamas
Saturday, May 22, 2004

And yeah, Es :)

Green Pajamas
Saturday, May 22, 2004

I don't know if the OP was making a joke, but really it is quite logical that all those technologies listed start with an X as they are all related to or based off XML in some form.

But what is really annoying me is all the other companies such as AMD and about 1 million smaller shareware companies making XP versions of their software and hardware. Now THAT is annoying.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Ah, sorry,  but the system I work on uses Xilinx CPLDs.  It's hard to go to work and avoid Xs.  The PC I use, although a W2K system, runs an X server so I can access the Linux box at the end of the bench.  The XEmacs editor has been ported to run directly on Windows, so in spite of the name, it doesn't require an X server.

f(x) = a0 + a1x + a2x^2 + ...
Saturday, May 22, 2004

I kind of know what the OP means, especially as the "X" is short for *e*xtensible.

Steve Jones (UK)
Sunday, May 23, 2004

I'm xtremely xcited to finally xamine a post where someone xtemporaneously xpounds on the xcessive xpansion of the "X" in modern xpression.
It's xtremely xhausting to xclusively xchange information in x-this or x-that. It xsanguinates my brain, and I xpect it'll be xtinguished soon.


Sunday, May 23, 2004

Good one Philo. LOL

The One You Loved (TOYL)
Monday, May 24, 2004

But surely XXX is good?

Monday, May 24, 2004

If you won't use XP, Linux, or OS X, your options are pretty limited.

Mike Schiraldi
Monday, May 24, 2004

Oh, bummer! Only XP, Linux and OS X?
I use Unix...
And being nostalgic and using my Sinclair ZX Spectrum, won't help either.

And what will the NeXT magic "come and buy my product" letter Be?

Will we see a lot of MS?

Martin A. Bøgelund
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

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