see what you mean. didnt really
intend to class anything as being
elite but how and ever. more just
wondering what can be done (if anything)
to stamp out the image of a clique
forming about an open mailing-list
in fact, I'm so l337 that I originally
sent that last email to the wrong address
and got a mailer-daemon.
time for a break methinks.
From: kevin lyda [mailto:kevin at linux.ie]
Sent: 16 July 2002 15:27
To: Ryan, Shane
Cc: social at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG-Social] Re: [ILUG] kill process by name
On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 03:02:42PM +0100, Ryan, Shane wrote:
> this elitism can be beneficial
> sometimes (like for instance teaching
> someone to figure things out themselves
> before quickly rushing to ilug) and
again, how is that elitism? elitists put up barriers to stop people
from joining. telling people how to get the knowledge themselves is
kind of the exact opposite of that.
now yes, rtfm and thing(<man section number>) are elitist; they assume
you know what those mean. but i've seen comments like colm's, where
he explains how to use man to find the answer, called elitist. and no
one seems to reject that notion. there's user friendly and then there's
the tech version of the white-man's burden. "aw, they're just not smart
enough, you have to lead by the hand like a child."
kevin at suberic.net that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to
fork()'ed on 37058400 the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier
meatspace place: home than a sober one. the happiness of credulity is a
http://ie.suberic.net/~kevin cheap & dangerous quality -- g.b. shaw
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