Subject: Re: Questions about Symbolics lisp machines From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 05:01:39 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen | I understood Kent to be saying that free software is without value. That | is, it's not copy N+1 of Emacs that has no value, but Emacs itself. But what would you have to forsake in order to acquire Emacs? What would you take that have today and be prepared to lose in order to gain Emacs, or be prepared not to gain in order to keep Emacs? That would be a good measure of its value. I think the value of Emacs is close to the value of my cat -- both were acquired at no cost, both have required a massive amount of time, love, and care, and both are so important to me that I have declined opportunities that would have meant parting with either of them. /// -- 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.