[OT] Re: Python training time (was)
m.faassen at vet.uu.nl
Tue Feb 25 12:31:53 CET 2003
Tim Peters <tim.one at comcast.net> wrote:
> [Martijn Faassen]
>> US perceptions of the world are interesting in their peculiarity
>> Perhaps that's just because really *my* views are peculiar. :) But
>> perhaps it's also due to a lack of input of other perspectives into
>> your memepool.
> Oh no! In American schools, I was thorougly educated about the reserved
> Brits sweeping chimneys on holiday, and the dour Dutch floating giant wooden
> shoes on their flooded streets to ward off Asian conquerors.
Ooh, good. I was under impression that such facts were barely known outside
>> It's easier for smaller countries to get such input.
> Indeed, we'll be happy to sell them all the input they can afford, then cram
> down an extra eight for free.
Yup, definitely. Having a globally dominating media tends to help in not
hearing any other views, too. :)
>> Oh, and of course ESR also holds peculiar views not shared by lots of
>> others in the US -- then again, his set of peculiar views could've only
>> arisen in the US. :)
> Damn straight. Just remember that this is the same country that brings you
:) Not to discount the extremely large American input, but I thought a certain
international effort was involved..
History of the 20th Century: WW1, WW2, WW3?
No, WWW -- Could we be going in the right direction?
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