Subject: Re: The myth of "innovation" [repost, new subject]
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/11/30
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Johan Kullstam <>
| ironically, it was erik naggum who stirred me to look at common-lisp
| in the first place.

  I'm glad to hear that.  I hear it quite often.  As in "if Erik Naggum
  thinks something is great, it must have some _significant_ merit."

| ah, he was perhaps kinder and gentler over in comp.emacs.

  Probably not.  Just a lot fewer arrogant ignorants with an attitude.

| here's a free hint for avoiding naggum flamage.  erik usually doesn't
| turn on the blowtorch until a couple of messages have gone back and
| forth.  resist the urge to respond.  this will end the pain.  i have
| *never* seen erik pile on a second flame without a response to the
| first.

  Thanks.  And this is indeed good advice, as is "if shot at, look for
  the "trespassers will be shot" sign, don't just return the fire".

  Solution to U.S. Presidential Election Crisis 2000:
    Let Texas secede from the Union and elect George W. Bush their
    very first President.  All parties, states would rejoice.