Subject: Re: some stuff about the 2002 International Lisp Conference in SF
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 09 Nov 2002 14:07:11 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Andre van Meulebrouck
| I want to be extremely mainstream
| I'm interested in solutions for the masses.

  There are two ways to do this.  The first is to become indistinguishable
  from everything else so the masses pick you at random and generally by
  mistake.  The second is to stand out and let the masses come to you.  The
  first option appears to be irrelevant.  That must mean you believe you can
  make the masses come your way.  If you believe this, you should realize
  that it does not matter what the "mainstream" and the masses are /today/,
  because you can change that.  Any position between these two is failure.
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.

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