Subject: Re: Core Lisp (was Re: cautios question (about languages)) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1999/07/30 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * email@example.com (Chuck Fry) | So why don't you go design such an intelligent telephone? No one is | stopping you. really? have you ever tried to do something like that? I have. I have been running my own business since 1984, and I can tell you a few things about who is stopping new ideas. as can any businessman. we have a bunch of people who have originally had the money, but who have actively stopped a few companies that have really hurt the Lisp community. we have seen how politicians (Margaret Thatcher) have all but obliterated the market for Artificial Intelligence in a whole country. such people must be overcome, but they are actually stopping a lot of good ideas out there which can't overcome their resistance. I really hope the above line is an attempt at something like "if you are so good, how come you aren't rich?" and other reversals of causality that completely ignore reality in order to ridicule people, and not something you actually believe in. otherwise, you'll get _seriously_ hurt if you get an idea of your own. #:Erik -- suppose we blasted all politicians into space. would the SETI project find even one of them?