Subject: Re: Core Lisp (was Re: cautios question (about languages))
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/07/30
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Chuck Fry)
| So why don't you go design such an intelligent telephone?  No one is
| stopping you.

  really?  have you ever tried to do something like that?  I have.  I have
  been running my own business since 1984, and I can tell you a few things
  about who is stopping new ideas.  as can any businessman.  we have a
  bunch of people who have originally had the money, but who have actively
  stopped a few companies that have really hurt the Lisp community.  we
  have seen how politicians (Margaret Thatcher) have all but obliterated
  the market for Artificial Intelligence in a whole country.  such people
  must be overcome, but they are actually stopping a lot of good ideas out
  there which can't overcome their resistance.

  I really hope the above line is an attempt at something like "if you are
  so good, how come you aren't rich?" and other reversals of causality that
  completely ignore reality in order to ridicule people, and not something
  you actually believe in.  otherwise, you'll get _seriously_ hurt if you
  get an idea of your own.

  suppose we blasted all politicians into space.
  would the SETI project find even one of them?