Subject: Re: help! absolute beginner
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/12/09
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "rusty craine" <>
| At their worst Gates and Micorsoft can't be all bad, the masses have
| voted with the $$$.

  the _masses_ voted for some other things that turned out to remarkably
  evil, as well.  you can basically count on the masses to do whatever the
  best demagogue tells them to do.  Microsoft is about marketing and fraud,
  and they're very good at it.  it has never been about software.  had they
  spent their energy on the software, it would probably have been great,
  but they spend as little as humanly possible on the software to make as
  much money as inhumanly possible.

| I think Bill Gates is here to stay, guess we should try to adjust.

  lots of things are here to stay.  Hinduism, for instance.  biggest
  religion there is.  have you converted, yet?  if not, why not?

  don't call people who don't understand statistics idiots.  take their money.