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Re^6: Hockey Sticks

by raiph (Hermit)
on Jan 17, 2012 at 22:03 UTC ( #948425=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Hockey Sticks
in thread Hockey Sticks

Firefox eventually shipped working software that people actually use.
And what is one left to make of the ill-informed stories written about it like "Late, fat, and ugly"?
I reserve the right to be dubious in public and in private at every press release which trumpets loudly that eschaton is immanent.
"Press release"? "Eschaton is immanent"?!? (Do you know what "immanent" means? I think Buckley's turning over.)

How is me posting on PerlMonks, in the section designated for people to "share opinions on ... Perl 6 development", a press release? How is it loudly trumpeting anything? You say I'm exaggerating?

I think I've earned the right to be skeptical.
I'm all for skepticism. I don't think anyone has to earn the right to it (I accept that you apparently do). But that doesn't mean you have to voice your skepticism, and it doesn't excuse you repeating, in unchanging, assertive, and extreme language, points that have already been reasonably addressed, which it's clear you have at least read (even if you haven't understood them).


Comment on Re^6: Hockey Sticks
Re^7: Hockey Sticks
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jan 17, 2012 at 22:11 UTC
    Ever hear of projection?

    Stay classy, #perl6. The strategy of telling potential users that they're wrong for what they're asking for will surely someday work.

      Stay classy, #perl6. The strategy of telling potential users that they're wrong for what they're asking for will surely someday work.
      I am not #perl6. I've posted on there a handful of times.

      I have NOT said you are wrong to effectively ask Perl 6 friends to avoid posting about Perl 6 at Perl Monks until it's achieved a level of usability and usefulness that you pronounce acceptable. I have tried to encourage you to see its folly, and to consider your career 5 years from now.

      I deleted the "Ever hear of projection?" phrase a few seconds after I posted it (sorry you caught it) but I stand by it; do you not see how saying "press release which trumpets loudly that eschaton is immanent" is both claiming exaggeration on my part and an exaggeration of what this Meditation really is?

        I have NOT said you are wrong to effectively ask Perl 6 friends to avoid posting about Perl 6 at Perl Monks until it's achieved a level of usability and usefulness that you pronounce acceptable.

        I don't see why not; you're clearly content to smear that implication all over your post. That's not only dishonest, it's rude.

        I have tried to encourage you to ... consider your career 5 years from now.

        That's condescending, and really none of your concern.

        ... an exaggeration of what this Meditation really is?

        Put some meaning behind those statistics then. A chart without clear labels on both axes is chartjunk. See my first post in this thread for questions you've ignored in favor of logical fallacies, ad hominem nonsense, and condescending armchair psychoanalysis.

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