[clug-talk] Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond
sgrover at open2space.com
Sat Sep 10 02:53:58 PDT 2005
I agree the email response was extreme, but as I understand the article, he
actually had a very polite and civil phone conversation with the fellow prior
to the email.
Perhaps there was something in that phone conversation that irked ESR? Or
perhaps he has elaborated a little for the media?
I would never condone this type of attitude/language in business circles, or
even in simple terms of politeness. But it's probably safe to say we've all
run into someone we would like to be THAT blunt with. In that sense, it was
worth a chuckle.. :)
Also, ESR and RMS are both known to be a little eccentric....
On Saturday 10 September 2005 01:38, Rob Stallard wrote:
> Oh boy, elitist gonad measuring.
> Does this really help anything? Shaming someone doesn't work.
> If you yell and scream at someone for being stupid, they're still stupid
> after you're done shouting.
> On another note, this kind of reminds me of the movie Unforgiven. Near the
> end of the movie Little bill accuses William Munny for being a thief and a
> murderer. Munny agrees and then shoots him.
> If a businessman is logging a rainforest for piles of cash, he's sure as
> hell not going to stop because a few people disagree with his practices.
> I'm sure these little articles are great for rousing rabble and adding fuel
> to the fire, but outside of the minority of people that enjoy these types
> of things, i doubt that they help all that much.
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