develooper Front page | perl.bootstrap | Postings from August 2000

Re: RFCs: two proposals for change

Thread Previous | Thread Next
Ted Ashton
August 4, 2000 12:24
Re: RFCs: two proposals for change
Message ID:
Thus it was written in the epistle of Jonathan Scott Duff,
> On Fri, Aug 04, 2000 at 03:04:29PM -0400, Chaim Frenkel wrote:
> > I'd like to find out how to notice the apathy. How do you tell the difference
> > between lurkers and apathy?
> If they haven't a voice, they are apathetic.

I beg to differ.  They may be ambivalent and not apathetic.  They may be 
timid and not apathetic.  They may be bewildered and yet not be apathetic.
There are plenty of pathetic lurkers ;-).

Ted Ashton (, Info Sys, Southern Adventist University
Mere poets are sottish as mere drunkards are, who live in a continual mist,
without seeing or judging anything clearly.  A man should be learned in
several sciences, and should have a reasonable, philosophical and in some
measure a mathematical head, to be a complete and excellent poet.
                                        -- Dryden, John (1631-1700)
         Deep thoughts to be found at

Thread Previous | Thread Next Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About