develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from March 2000

On Flamage: An Intermission

Chip Salzenberg
March 5, 2000 01:40
On Flamage: An Intermission
Message ID:
"What can you do with people who are unfit for cyberspace and take
everyone else along with them?  Making fun of them blows off steam but is
not in any way a satisfying solution if what you hope to achieve is a Net
on which everyone can find a spiritual home.  Holding them up to ridicule,
if anything, alienates them further from the social norms....

"It's hard to convey how disruptive these people can be, or how little
they seem to register the provocative effect they have on other people.
They are always sure you're picking on them unfairly; after all, didn't
that other guy just tell them to FOAD?  And the answer is, Well, yes, he
did--but only after you'd called him names for two weeks and needled him
maliciously every time he said anything.  You can say that, but they just
won't see it that way."

	-- Wendy M. Grossman


Chip Salzenberg              - a.k.a. -              <>
"I wanted to play hopscotch with the impenetrable mystery of existence,
    but he stepped in a wormhole and had to go in early."  // MST3K Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About