Subject: Re: Yet another discussion of Erik Naggum (was: So, where's the "Javadoc" for COMMON Lisp?)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 11:53:59 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Marc Spitzer)
> From what I have seen in this news group the anagram is probably someones
> attempt to set Erik up, if it is anything at all.  If Erik did do that, I
> do not think he did, he would be suffering from evil geniousites.  It is
> the thing that gets the villian killed in every Bond movie, leaving clues
> that no one but me is BRILIANT enough to figure out.  Erik strikes me as
> entirly too practical to do something so self absorbed.  And too smart to
> do something so easily traced.

  You are taking Rainer Joswig's reaction at face value, instead of mine.
  I have _fun_ with such things.  Other people may do it for gain and to
  manipulate.  I have never had any need to do either, and I find it much
  more insulting that you suddenly impute such things to me than all the
  other nonsense that _follows_ from such a personal need.

  I do in fact have pretty high expectations for how smart people should be
  and what I expect them to figure out.  It is _one_ of the reason I get so
  pissed at all the morons who populate the world.  If nobody would have
  figured out the anagram, I would have been _disappointed_.  If somebody
  thought it was _fun_, I would have achieved what I had wanted.

> With that said I only know Erik from what I have read in c.l.l and his
> web site.

  I fail to see how you could find evidence of the "evil-geniusitis" here,
  and I would be disappointed if you _did_ find evidence of it.   ///