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On Fri, 2002-05-24 at 10:37, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> What you want is technical elitism
> and in that, you are a lot like the John Galt character of
> Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead, believing that the only choice
> of the technically advanced and sophisticated is to go to
> their own enclave until the world failing without their
> sage advice comes to beg them to rule.
No, Len. That was a bunch of whiners who were upset that they weren't
being rewarded for being such geniuses. Took their toys and went home.
I think I'm looking more for a place where developers can work and share
without concern for business $$ or even recognition from the world. No
need to take our toys and go home, no need to stop the motor of the
Heck, I can even read the W3C as the Galt folks, taking their toys
behind a veil of secrecy and issuing pronouncements we should all
recognize as wisdom and follow. Such geniuses have no need for that
collective-responsibility stuff called accountability.
Without the openness and sharing - two things Ayn Rand never figured out
- there just isn't much point to doing it at all.
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Errors, errors, all fall down!