[Python-Dev] Common runtime sociology

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Wed, 8 Aug 2001 23:21:47 -0400

Tim Peters <tim.one@home.com>:
> #2 is the best shot.  Alas, few people can *decide* to become an insane
> visionary and make it stick <wink>.

I've managed it.  And Simon Cozens is staying over at my place tonight
(he's quietly hacking on the daybed downstairs, with our cat for company).
I think I'll show him this...

Yes.  Simon Cozens and I officially send you you a hearty:

<laugh role="mad scientist">BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!</laugh>
		<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

According to the National Crime Survey administered by the Bureau of
the Census and the National Institute of Justice, it was found that
only 12 percent of those who use a gun to resist assault are injured,
as are 17 percent of those who use a gun to resist robbery. These
percentages are 27 and 25 percent, respectively, if they passively
comply with the felon's demands. Three times as many were injured if
they used other means of resistance.
        -- G. Kleck, "Policy Lessons from Recent Gun Control Research,"
		Law and Contemporary Problems 49, no. 1. (Winter 1986.): 35-62.