Subject: Re: Anyone looking for a Lisp/AI job in Pennsylvania?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 16:14:33 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Software Scavenger
| In the past I used to interview applicants for C++ jobs, and found that
| most of them did not actually know C++.  These people were lying on their
| resumes in the hope that they could learn on the job and not have to put
| in the time to learn it on their own before applying.  That attitude
| won't work with Lisp.  Lisp rewards work, by amplifying it.  Those who
| only pretend to work will seem even more full of hot air when talking
| about Lisp than C++.

  So _this_ is the reason why Common Lisp does not win a huge market share.
  It has no commercial value to lie about knowing it _and_ people can tell
  that you are lying.  How sad is that?

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.