[linux-elitists] The hairball speaks

Nick Moffitt nick@zork.net
Thu Sep 11 18:12:18 PDT 2003

begin  Joakim Ziegler  quotation:
> I'm a little surprised you're bothering to discuss this. I thought
> that, between this, the "Armed and Dangerous" stuff, "All gay men
> are pedophiles", "Islam is evil", the McCarthy-like ranting about
> communists, socialists and liberals, the essay about how he as a
> young man channeled Pan and was a sex god (I'm not joking, it is, or
> at least used to be, on his site), his self-claimed alpha geek/lead
> hacker status, his stories about how, when he got his first gun, he
> proved to be a "natural great shot" or whatever, and the stories
> about how he got ignored or made fun of by Bill Gates at some
> lecture and that made him really, really hate Microsoft, it'd be
> pretty clear now (and, actually, even several years ago), that ESR
> is a total, grade-a, certified nutcase, and shouldn't be encouraged
> to speak for anyone who values their image.

	That, my friend, is at least a $10 sentence.

	So yeah, he's got some other annoying personal habits.  That's
good cannon fodder for a list like CrackMonkey, and it's damned
entertaining.  But it's not really all that convincing.  More
interesting is how he sold himself as being "business-friendly", yet
his actions don't seem to match up with that.

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