[linux-elitists] My Anti-Qmail Page

Teh Entar-Nick nick@teh.entar.net
Sat Nov 5 10:45:16 PST 2005


begin  Rick Moen  quotation:
> Quoting Shlomi Fish (shlomif@iglu.org.il):
> > I set up an anti-qmail page:
> > http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/anti/qmail/
> 
> 1.  And immediately fell for the obvious rhetorical trap of allowing
> people to dismiss it as an anti-Dan page:  The first sentence of item
> #3 ("The author, Daniel J. Bernstein, is full of bad attitude, is
> incredibly stubborn, has a feelings of superiority, and routinely
> attacks everyone else") comes across as sophomoric personal wrangling,
> and has no bearing on the merits of the MTA itself.  

Quite.

	http://teh.entar.net/~nick/mail/whinge-moan-attitude-sniff

Complaining about a devleoper's "attitude" is a lot like standing up and
screaming to the world that you are technically illiterate, and thus
incapable of analyzing software development beyond petty personal
affectations.  And yet you still want to scream and yell to get
attention.  

Bad strategy, worse tactics.

-- 
"Forget the damned motor car                             Nick Moffitt
and build cities for lovers and friends."          nick@teh.entar.net
       -- Lewis Mumford



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