Subject: Re: Number of programmers From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 20:33:02 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * firstname.lastname@example.org (pj) | Ever stop to think that attitude like this probably contributed to | decline of the popularity of lisp a bit? It is quite likely that the attitude that non-Lispers have against Lisp has caused more non-Lispers to assume that everything that comes out of the mouth of Lispers is arrogant, and find "proof" of this no matter what is actually being communicated. This is because non-Lispers are very good at talking about their negative attitude towards Lisp and simply refuse to get the point when they are criticized. | When did the choice of programming lauguage made a programmer dumb or | clever? At the same time you found support for this "argument" in what anybody else has said. | You chant in latin. So you should be clever. | Dumbos chant in english. Are you sure you know whose attitude problem is affecting anything? /// -- The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture has taught you. Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are more important to you than those in your past ever will be. The world is changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.