Subject: Re: Lisp Jobs (was Re: Slashdot)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 20:40:29 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Andrzej Lewandowski <>
| Technical decision in the industry are not based on "trust" or personal
| opinions of this-or-that developer.  Developers don't decide about
| programming languages unless this is single person, basement-type
| operation.

  I can only pity you for your lack of experience, but these things happen
  quite frequently.  It probably does not apply in the Java, C++, VB, etc,
  world, where trust in the developer is a non-issue, where the personal
  value of the individual programmer seems to be irrelevant at best, and
  where the ability to replace such a programmer is valued much higher than
  making sure that programmer contributes to the company's bottom line.
  However, this extremely sorry situation is _not_ representative of the
  whole world, despite the fact that those who live under such conditions
  would leave the second they learned freedom was available to them, too,
  and thus nobody in that world will believe it is possible to be trusted,
  to have their opinions heard, to be both designer and programmer, etc.

  Of course, I am only slightly exaggerating, but those who think their
  personal experiences up to some point make it unnecessary to ever open
  their eyes again and thus declare everything contrary to their personal
  experience invalid at best or a lie at worst, have already given up the
  most important value of being conscious: The world you experience is not
  what you expect it to be, if you look closely enough, and that looking at
  it with open eyes all the time is the only working way to deal with it.
  Norway is now run by a priest from the fundamentalist Christian People's
  Party, the fifth largest party representing one eighth of the electorate.
  Carrying a Swiss Army pocket knife in Oslo, Norway, is a criminal offense.