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Karl Fogel kfogel at red-bean.com
Sat Mar 22 00:26:45 CDT 2008


Bryan O'Sullivan <bos at serpentine.com> writes:
> Jim Blandy wrote:
>> I guess Dijkstra falls in the Paul Graham camp: people who write so
>> clearly and precisely and wittily that one is always in danger of
>> believing things they've written that just aren't so.
>
> At heart, they share the same conviction: their fellow travelers are
> both better groomed and more intelligent than the average.  Meanwhile,
> everyone else is somehow greyer, more limp of foot, and smells a bit of
> damp bread.  This is not the sort of gulf one might want to chance
> crossing, or even to look across lest one turn to salt.

Er, that was eloquent.  You make that up, mister?




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