[linux-elitists] Re: random questions

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Mon Dec 10 00:08:20 PST 2001

on Sun, Dec 09, 2001 at 11:45:59PM -0800, Rick Moen (rick@linuxmafia.com) wrote:
> begin Karsten M. Self quotation:
> > As I've said elsewhere, borrowed from "The Art of Hosting Good
> > Conversations":
> > 
> >     Remember that both civility and nastiness are contagious.
> >     http://www.rheingold.com/texts/artonlinehost.html
> Let's get specific, shall we?  Let us know what nastiness you spot in
> the quoted post, please:
> ---<snip>---
> begin Ron Guerin quotation:
> > I'm just pleased to be on a list where people are informed enough to
> > know who Kim Philby was.
> I highly recommend his small but deft volume of memoirs, _My Secret
> War_.  Much more interesting and worthwhile than, say, Wright's
> _Spycatcher_, which came out about the same time. 
> Just the thing to take along to your CIA job interview.  ;->
> ---<snip>---
> I value your feedback.  Was there any specific part of that that invited 
> rude personal comments about my having "a greater desire to be deceived
> than even a devout Mormon"?  Please tell us which part that would be.

It's not the provocation, but the response, I was referring to.

You know this tune, Rick.

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