Subject: Re: Why lisp failed in the marketplace
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/02/25
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <>

* Sin-Yaw Wang ->
| You probably have found out that won't work.  Admit it, you just like to
| talk dirty in the public and I happen to be a convenient target that
| exposes your character.

you know, for a long time I have thought that the biggest drawback of
electronic communication is its great potential to draw attention to the
least admirable aspects to a person's character, like undue impatience with
idiots, overly harsh reactions to false claims, suffering no fools, etc,
and all the negative consequences of such that are so hard to avoid, but
you really challenge my view on this, because it seems that more and more
of your _best_ character qualities are exposed the longer this thread runs.

if you think big enough, you never have to do it