Subject: Re: "Well, I want to switch over to replace EMACS LISP with Guile."
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 25 Oct 2002 15:53:51 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Charlton Wilbur
| my plan at this point is to get out as soon as possible.

  You will not be the first.  Many good people have left, already.  Some
  claim that all the really bright people have already left the IT industry.

| Cheap mediocrity coupled with buzzword-compliance always seems to win in
| the end.

  Not on the end.  When mediocrity takes over, it is because it can.  Like,
  if a herd of grazing animals got sick and could no longer outrun their
  predators, even the most incompetent predator could catch some, but when
  the herd was all eaten, the end result is that all but the best predators
  die of starvation as the best predators would have gone elsewhere.  The
  sad part is that if this process takes too long, the best also get lazy.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.