[oclug] [canadian internet concerns] long post (you'vebeen warned)
sphex at sympatico.ca
Wed Mar 9 15:43:23 EST 2005
Bill Strosberg wrote:
> Greg wrote:
>> Mike wrote:
>>> I'm not aware of many scientists who have been able to do both.
>> That is a statement about your awareness, not about scientists.
> I know I shouldn't feed a troll, but literal interpretation of wording
> does not actually discern truth, meaning or intent.
The literal is the only accurate interpretation.
> I would respectfully
There is nothing respectful in calling one a "troll".
> like to suggest you find a different listserv of
> people that share your interests in confrontation and disrespect. This
> is a Linux advocacy list, and Mike has been a selfless contributor for
> many years before you joined.
That is true.
However, it does not make anyone immune to error.
Nor is it disrespectful to identify errors. Quite the opposite.
To demand "respect" in such cases only reveals ignorance of the meaning
of the word. And often, shaky self-esteem.
Linux is poorly served by advocating nonsense.
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