Subject: Re: Questions about Symbolics lisp machines
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 04:39:19 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Kent M Pitman
> Money isn't a bad thing.  It's a good thing.  It translates one person's
> value system to another

* "Frank A. Adrian"
| Money is neither good nor bad.  It is a tool.

  There are two ways to read this: (1) having X amount of money is a good
  thing, and (2) having money as a neutral medium of exchange is a good
  thing.  You seem to argue against case 1, which I consider ludicrous,
  because even the context you have quoted indicates that it is case 2 that

  However, it does appear that some people are allergic to the existence of
  other people who have more money than they have, and dredge up their
  social theories of inequality every time their mental allergen triggers a
  rash of postings.  This is a bad thing.

| Tools are usually classed as such because they provide efficiency in
| performing some action that would not be available, had the tool not been
| available.

  In other words, money is a good thing.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.