Subject: Re: prog@ From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 14 Nov 2002 22:49:19 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Joe Marshall | But what about trigrams......? The whole trigram concept was invented by a particularly dishonest Danish nutjob who did not want to change his keyboard. Now, C sports bigrams, one of his ideas that would have been shot down if anybody had bothered to check his claim that "X, Y, and Z used it", which he successfully used to fool at least 4 different standardization organizations by arguing that the others used it and running around fast enough to ensure that that argument was self-sustaining, however circular. It was an amazing example of how it is possible to use the implicit trust in decisions made standardization organizations can be exploited. Even the IETF was used in this political game and published a horribly bug-ridden RFC that is /completely/ worthless. -- 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.