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Re: At what rate are YOU progressing?

by Dominus (Parson)
on May 02, 2001 at 18:39 UTC ( #77335=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: At what rate are YOU progressing?
in thread At what rate are YOU progressing?

Says merlyn:
As an example, I can't tell you a thing about competitive professional sports or current sitcoms. I don't watch TV...What I spend most of my spare time doing is being online.
I suspect that this is a red herring. You waste a lot of time on IRC. If you stopped doing IRC you would watch TV and get just as much done.

(This isn't a suggestion, of course.)

I don't think anyone can be 'productive' all the time. But some people watch TV in their downtime and other people watch IRC; I don't think it's really that different.

Mark Dominus
Perl Paraphernalia

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Re: Re: At what rate are YOU progressing?
by merlyn (Sage) on May 02, 2001 at 18:45 UTC
    Ahh, but the IRC is like here. I get info and give info, and yes, socialize in between. If I traded all the time I'm on IRC for an equal time watching TV, I would be less productive. Admittedly, I have to wait long moments before I get something from IRC, but those gems are worth it.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

Re: Re: At what rate are YOU progressing?
by alfie (Pilgrim) on May 03, 2001 at 14:00 UTC
    Dominus, do you know how merlyn spends his time in IRC? I don't think so (I don't either), but I guess you have prejudice about how IRC is going on. It's not that all channels are just crap talk. If you e.g. take a look at most of the channels that reside in Open Projects Network you can find a lot of useful information there - mostly channels for opensource projects coordination. So I think accusing using IRC is a waste of time is simply a wrong assumption.

    Btw., is it just me or did merlyn's post read like adminspotting? *eg*

    Update:Sorry, Dominus, if I got you wrong. If it was meant with sarcasm or so then I didn't get it. I was just writing what I tried to interpret from your writing or between the lines. If I misinterpreted it: Again, sorry.
    use signature; signature(" So long\nAlfie");

      That's a bit unfair to Dominus. He and I are often in channel at the same time, talking back and forth even. I think he knows what I do on IRC pretty well.

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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