Subject: Re: SUMMA SUMMARUM LISP From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1999/10/31 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Janos Blazi | So you mean that while his words sometimes may lack the decency some | outsiders expect, the end justifies the means. And as he is so smart, if | he tells me that I am stupid then I should take that seriously as them I | am probably really stupid. if your concern is _actually_ decency, start with yourself, right now: you're the one responsible for the hostilities here at the moment. just look at yourself and what indecency YOU write, for crying out loud! if you can't distinguish between DOING something stupid and BEING stupid, perhaps you are entirely justified in your own case, but I do distinguish between them, ALWAYS. smart people also do stupid things, but stop doing them when criticized or made aware of their mistakes. stupid people tend to want to PROVE that whatever they were doing was not stupid when they get any form of criticism, harsh or friendly alike, and keep doing them just to spite their criticizers. so if the shoe fits, wear it, but don't blame me for your hardship or your reactions, and above all: don't even _attempt_ to blame me for your very own personal negativity. | Ordering the original English Edition would take 8 weeks. it takes two days for amazon.com to deliver it if you ask them! criminy! the Internet appears to work in Germany, too, and the last time I shipped goods to Germany, both the postal services and outfits like FedEx and DHL were in reputable operation. perhaps you are unaware of your ability to order books from any large bookstore in the U.S.? whatever your imagined problem, the real problems are easy to solve and immaterial to anyone who actually wants something to happen, as opposed to only wanting to whine and blame others for their sorry state of affairs. refusing to take part in this advancing communications world is simply not smart, but I guess anyone's entitled to wait eight weeks just so he doesn't have to dial an international phone number or use a credit card or visit a web site or what have you. what they are not entitled to is pretend that this is anybody's _fault_ but their own or a huge conspiracy or whatever else makes it impossible to solve simple, straightforward, and merely practical problems. just f.....g do it! how hard can it _be_? #:Erik, who gets _really_ tired of whining losers anywhere in the world, thanks to the same advancing communications technology.