Subject: Re: Questions about Symbolics lisp machines
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 20:38:52 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| Huh?  Where is this coming from?  

  Think about it.

| Huh?  What exactly do you mean by "disloyalty to [my] boss"?  Is this
| just your habit of slander or is there something more going on?

  You have argued in this very newsgroup for going behind your boss's back
  to use Lisp.  Do you not remember this?  I do.  Such comments tell me;
  "Do _not_ hire this guy."  I tend to remember such things.

| Well, I distrust people who figure they know what's best for the poor
| without ever talking to them.  That's where I start; it's really
| mind-opening.  Kinda scary for a mind as firmly clamped shut as yours, I
| imagine.

  Yeah, you demonstrate that open-mindedness so eloquently there.  And to
  think that you are concerned with hypocrisy.  I am actually amused.

| I don't work to help the poor because I expect gratefulness in return.  I
| work to help them because they are starving.

  And you give them free food so you take away their means of creating a
  market for food.  Brilliant.  They will starve and need you tomorrow,
  too.  If you really wanted to help them, you would want to make yourself
  superfluous, instead.  Of course, that would make it harder to talk about
  how great you are to people who are not here.

  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.