Subject: Re: On the quality of this newsgroup, was: Re: Deep copy in lisp: how?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/04/18
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Jon S Anthony <>
| The amazing thing about this whole discussion is that this should be even
| a remotely interesting point, let alone one capable of generating all
| this irrelevant heat.

  not at all.  some people will forever refuse to listen to the truth, if a
  notion they have is from a source regarded as somehow "superior" to those
  they would have to listen to to hear the truth.  these are non-technical
  people, incapable of dealing with technical issues without dealing with
  people, in the shape of trusting other people's conclusions before they
  think on their own.  what other people say to such people is immensely
  important to them, but you have to be the right person to say the right
  thing before they will accept it.  refusing to think in this particular
  way is always a source of heat, because to the people who do not want to
  listen to the truth, it's a people issue, not a technical issue at all,
  and to those who want to explain the truth, it never could be a people
  issue to begin with.