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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.  

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!


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