Egos, heartlessness, and limitations

alex23 wuwei23 at
Thu Apr 14 07:07:26 CEST 2011

rantingrick <rantingr... at> wrote:
> We all have jobs James, and we still find the time to help others out
> on the list.

I don't think "we" has quite the meaning you believe it does. Or
"help" for that matter.

> Guido is the head of a community. A community that,
> remember, *he* started! He built this whole thing from nothing. And
> luck was on his side because Python became one of the great
> languages.

And over the past few years he's been working on Google App Engine,
that lets _anyone_ run their own Python code on the web using aspects
of Google's backend.

Please point out your contributions to the Python community over that
time frame. Note that rants and long threads do not constitute

> Q: Do you think he would be working at Google had it not been for
> Python's great success? Google does not just hire "any old CS major"
> you know!

According to your previous comment, Google hired him because he was

> But at some point something happened to Guido.

My guess is he got tired of listening to crap like this: "I think he
has evolved into a complete jerk".

The absolute hypocrisy of you accusing _anyone_ else of being ego-
driven is probably the most disgustingly reprehensible thing you've
said to date, out of what is an amazing litany of arrogant crap.

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