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Re: More metaproblem

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: More metaproblem
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 06:35:57 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> I challenge you to ask and then post the results here, including
> similar results for other Free Software projects.

Wow.  You are truly a *master* of subtle obstructionism. The second
clause in that sentence was a work of art, leaving you wiggle room to
disregard any survey numbers I might to bring back on grounds of
insufficient breadth of sample. And camouflaging this maneuver as an
appeal to scientific objectivity - genius, sheer genius!

Why, if I were a more naive person, I might have immediately gone
beavering off to #emacs, collected several hundred expressions of
frustration, and brought them back here only to have them
high-handedly dismissed.

That general tactic of "I will disregard you until you put in
an amount of work I have pre-defined to be effectively impossible",
yes. An old favorite on this list, a hardy perennial.  Very effective
for resisting any kind of innovation.

This is how Emacs dies.  Not with a bang, but with a whimper.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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