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Hmmmm. I actually read the article. Now, this is the LAST article I would ever think of referring to a person wanting to find out how to start using open source software. Sadly, Mr Raymond comes across as an arrogant, holier-than-thou, self appointed oracle, where unless you are as technically compentant as he is, he will either ignore you, or flame you to within an inch of your life, then ignore you.

I wondered, while reading his article, how he started to learn about computer software and programming? His first teachers much have had infinite patience.

While the essence of what he is trying to say is good, sadly, he is preaching to the choir - and like many preachers, too full of his own importance to understand how to present his message to those who need to hear it in a manner that they will find acceptable.

I would hope that those of us here show much more tolerance and understanding than Mr Raymond. I am reminded of an old joke - the new IBM sales rep is introduced to a new client:

Client: Well, one thing that I have found is IBM sales reps have a tendancy towards arrogance

IBM Rep: Arrogance? What would you know, you stupid little man.


In reply to How to appear like an arrogant buffoon. by Maclir
in thread How to ask questions the smart way. by scottstef

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