Xah Lee's Unixism

Kenny Tilton ktilton at nyc.rr.com
Fri Aug 27 05:51:28 CEST 2004



Pascal Bourguignon wrote:

> otto.wyss at orpatec.ch (Otto Wyss) writes:
> 
> 
>>Xah Lee <xah at xahlee.org> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>this earth.  Two things are on the top of my agenda: Unixism and Perl.
>>>
>>
>>What you mean with Unixism?
> 
> 
> It's always funny to observe people's contradictions:
>     
>     
>     Last week i bought a chain saw with a
>     twisted handle. Perhaps i wasn't
>     careful, but by accident it chopped one
>     of my arm off, then i thought to myself
>     "gosh, this is POWERFUL!". This seems to
>     be the fashionable mode of thinking
>     among the unixers or unixer-to-be, who
>     would equate power and flexibility with
>     rawness and complexity; disciplined by
>     repeated accidents. Such a tool would
>     first chop off the user's brain, molding
>     a mass of brainless imbeciles and
>     microcephalic charlatans the likes of
>     Larry Wall and Linus Torvald jolly
>     asses. --Xah Lee
> 
> 
> $ telnet xahlee.org 80;
> Trying 208.186.130.4...
> Connected to xahlee.org.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> GET / HTTP/1.1
> 
> HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
> Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 01:35:52 GMT
> Server: Apache/2.0.50 (Fedora)
>         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

So you like my approach, which is to condemn things they have never used?

:)

kenny

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