[Edu-sig] Re: "Killer Apps" vs. CP4E
Fri, 03 Mar 2000 16:55:37 -0800
>Since I am the one whose used the term killer app, and did implicitly
>invite you to think about collaborating on some code and concepts, I take
>the above a little personally.
Sorry you chose to take it personally. "Killer app" is a common
term of art, and we've seen more than one post to this list
suggesting we might all want to get together and collaborate
on some large project, of one kind or another.
I want to make clear what my own motivations are. Others have
My <SOAP BOX> tags were meant to indicate that I was meaning to be
polemical, state my case strongly, but I hoped constructively.
>And highly resent it.
>If this isn't fun, its nothing - from my perspective. And remarks
>like that - whoever you may have been thinking of - kill it for me.
On the other hand, you have indicated that you and I have some
fundamental difference in our respective approaches to geometry,
and you claimed Euclid for your camp, while dismissing mine as
This seemed a prejudicial and distancing remark. I responded
without a lot of rancor or resentment at what I might have
taken personally, as a slap in the face.
PS: I don't give you Euclid by the way. As far as I'm concerned,
he's as much in my camp as in yours.