Subject: Re: prog@
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 14 Nov 2002 22:49:19 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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.