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Re: validity of viewpoints [was Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?]

Michael Gebis
February 10, 2000 12:46
Re: validity of viewpoints [was Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?]
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>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Christiansen <>
>>>>> wrote the following on Thu, 10 Feb 2000 11:20:44 -0700

  Tom> Oh good.  It's "attack Tom" day.

I had written a long and rambling rant about the overcommercialization
of Attack Tom Day, and how the true meaning had been lost.  Just last
night, I watched the NBC Attack Tom Day Holiday Extraviganza (starring
Gary Coleman and Gary Busey, with a guest musical performance by
Britney Spears) and the only sketch had anything to do with Attack Tom
Day was a 30 second monologue by Gary Coleman.  "What you talkin'
'bout, Mr. Christiansen," said Gary.  The rest of the show was a
thinly veiled commercial for this season's hottest Attack Tom Day

But after writing my rant, I realized that I too had lost the spirit
of the holiday.  Sure, I was attacking someone, and I was certainly
spewing rage in a public forum, but I was attacking the wrong
people--I should have been attacking Tom.

Look, during this hectic holiday, everybody is busy, and priorities
can get a bit skewed.  But I hope that everyone can try to learn the
lesson I learned--remember to make this day about attacking Tom, and
you'll be much happier.

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