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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] RANT ALERT: WTF Is wrong with you people?

From: Jeff Brower
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] RANT ALERT: WTF Is wrong with you people?
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 15:39:56 -0500 (CDT)
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> On 04/25/2010 02:04 PM, Jeff Brower wrote:
>> Yes I know such positive results are a minority of the posts you're thinking 
>> about.  And yes it takes patience and
>> can
>> be exasperating, but isn't that generally true of raising kids?  They have 
>> to learn the hard way, and someone has to
>> help them, before they can join the community and make their own 
>> contributions.  For me overall, the good has
>> outweighed the bad and I don't think my time has been wasted.
> I guess that what's going on with me is that my tolerance level for the
> clue-resistant is going down as I
>   get older.  Turning into a right-ol curmudgeon.
> But I want to make clear that I have *nothing* against newbies on this
> list.  We all start out that way
>   in a new endeavour (that's what makes it *new* instead of "old hat").
> But the wilfully clue-resistant,
>   the "entitled"--that's what drives me bonkers.  To be clear, I *enjoy*
> mentoring the enthusiastic ones,
>   the ones who "know" that they're without clue, but actually seek to learn.
> It's the ones who believe that the success/failure of *their* project
> rests not on their own experience and
>   and competence, but on the willingness of others to give them a free ride.

Really a good comment, spot-on.  I'm always fighting the "dang am I really such 
a curmudgeon" feeling.


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