Subject: Re: some stuff about the 2002 International Lisp Conference in SF
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 10 Nov 2002 18:11:27 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Andre van Meulebrouck
| It was meant not as an editing correction but as a jab to point out the
| hypocrisy of correcting my grammar (which was fine) while stumbling on
| his grammar/spelling.  I just didn't put a smiley face next to it.

  It was not your grammar that was corrected, it was the contents.  As in
  the word "meaning", which occurs at several levels, not just grammar.

| I was truly baffled by what the objection was that he was making.  I
| still don't get it.

  But still you think it was the grammar and make stupid comments about
  hypocrisy.  Most people, when they realize that they do not understand
  something, refrain from taking such actions as would render them idiots
  in the views of others, if not themselves.  You obviously do not think
  you have anything to lose, and this is what your behavior tells me that I
  should take to heart about you.  People who have nothing to lose, also
  have very little to give others.  In an exchange between two intelligent
  and thinking people, what matters is what they can give eachother, not
  how little they have to lose by ridiculing the other part for typos and
  minor mistakes.

  But you are not an intelligent and thinking man, Andre van Meulebrouck.
  You may think you ultimately go by logic, but until you get to your
  ultimate tool, you are one heck of an emotional and jugdmental person.

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.