Debian was the obvious choice: they were the first to work out package dependencies, it was done thoroughly, and this isn't a popularity contest.
The place I'm supposedly immune to is really the source of my troubles. I only cottoned on to Debian two years out of school. We didn't have computer literacy classes: in other words the apps were expected to be intuitive.
It isn't pleasant to contemplate the next fifty years. Pointing out the obvious conclusions we either get told we're stating the obvious, or we add that qualification and get told that we shouldn't have. But this is the dilemma of an intuitive user interface.
I quite honestly don't know what to say about someone who handed me a GNU-Linux distribution that uses Debian's tools, and told me to assess it for its user-friendliness. The distribution, incidentally, came about at the time Deb and Ian were wrapping things up.
Educational tools are a good idea, but GNU isn't for children: GNU is for people who wonder where black ink comes from. It's not a good idea to assume you know what people are doing behind closed doors. Labour camps are a fact of this world. Pole dancing is a hobby that's only entertaining because of the marketing of it. Any one of a dozen news companies would have flown an aeroplane into a building to increase their viewership.
But the taliban were waging war, and our symathies were divided.
Islam just follows the crowd: tall buildings makes land valuable. Did you know that in the Urals they cut the power to get children to do their homework? Novel idea, isn't it?
Cynical? I'm still imagining a world of peace.