proliferation of computer languages

szr szrRE at szromanMO.comVE
Wed Jul 23 00:14:41 CEST 2008

Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2008-07-22, szr <szrRE at szromanMO.comVE> wrote:
>> J?rgen Exner wrote:
>>> Chris Rathman <Chris.Rathman at> wrote:
>>>> I can't say that I see any particular point to the essay.
>>> You must be new here. There never is any particular point to
>>> Xah Lee's rantings except to cross-post borderline topics to
>>> borderline relevant NGs and then lay back and enjoy the
>>> ensuing slaughter.
>> Admittedly, I'm not all too familiar with his postings, but on
>> a general note, isn't it possible that someone else might not
>> see it the same as you do? I really didn't see anything really
>> sinister about the posting or it's content.
> That's the, uh, "beauty" of Xah Lee's posts.  There's enough
> "there" there to suck people into what they think is going to
> be a conversation.  But it's not really a conversation.  He
> doesn't really read (or doesn't comprehend) responses to his
> posts and will just continue to ramble on in a somewhat
> insulting, half-rational stream of utterly opaque metaphors
> that he thinks makes him sound deeply philosphical.  It has
> been theorized that he's an AI project.

So, some dark government experiment gone horribly wrong?

>> It may very well be someone attempting to create a
>> conversation, someone who may not be generally well received a
>> lot of the time I gather.
> Quite a few people here in c.l.p put forth a a lot of effort
> (for Usenet, anyway) trying to have a reasonable exchange with
> xah lee, but it seems to be pointless.  He's a perpetual critic
> who looks down his nose at everything and thinks he could do
> everything better than everybody else (not that he has actually
> ever _done_ anything, AFAICT).

That's good to know.

>> Also, if have such a distaste for his postings, you are free
>> to ignore them as well. That said, I am all for alerting
>> someone of something which may be a complete waste of their
>> time,
> It's not a waste of your time if you find him entertaining, but
> I wouldn't expect any actual conversation where he reads and
> understands your replies and responds to them in a rational
> manner.

Yeah I wasn't really aware it was that bad.

>> but in this case it feels like you are projecting your
>> own dislike for the OP. Unless the OP really is deserving of
>> such branding (in which case I'd stand corrected), I don't
>> think it is reason enough to tell others not to read of his
>> work just because you aren't particularly fond of it.
>> Perhaps citing an actual example illustrating a reason to
>> avoid him like the plague would of helped :-)
> google groups should be able to find you plenty of examples
> both here and in perl groups.

Thank you for filling in some voids.


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