Subject: Re: Why learn Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 25 Aug 2002 21:19:36 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* cr88192 <>
| no one in comp.lang.misc seemed to care either when I had posted there.

  Why does it matter to you whether people on Usenet care?  Usenet is a good
  place to people who already care about the same things; they congregate in
  newsgroups according to what they care about.  When people in a newsgroup do
  not care about what you care about, they are extremely unlikely to /start/ if
  you somehow imply that they /ought/ to.

  If you feel that people /should/ care about what you care about, you have only
  set out to become a nuisance to others in their eyes.  They will want you to
  go away more than anything else.  If even this conducive to your personal
  needs, you should really talk to someone who already cares about /you/.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.