Why do you use a devil as a mascot?

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Fri Nov 12 23:36:08 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 05:38:10PM -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> You would have starved before now if other people had your attitude.

Not at all.

It does indeed involve indulging others to do what you described.  There
is nothing necessarily wrong with that, but "indulgent" is exactly what
it is.

While it may be "intelligent" to do so as well (depending on
circumstances and goals), it is not *the* intelligent thing to do, which
implies that anything else is necessarily "unintelligent".  May other
approaches could be intelligent as well, including some non-indulgent

This "attitude" does not preclude being indulgent, and I'm sure that any
of us who have that "attitude" would indulge our children (if we have
them) by feeding them in their youth to ensure they do not starve.  One
would hope, however, that we would teach those children to be a bit more
self-sufficient before they reach the age of majority, however -- and
that this self-sufficiency might suggest to them that a first approach to
figuring out how to find out why a particular OS uses a given logo might
be to check Wikipedia or search Google, or even to check the mailing list
archives, before making accusatory, holier-than-thou demands of the
community in the mailing list.

The entire approach of the OP's demands was offensive and showed a
distinct attitude of unwarranted entitlement.  It should be no wonder
that people did not respond positively, especially given that it happens
probably about twice a year.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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