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Short term?  Have you looked at the cash reserves 
of the industry leaders?  Short term is what happened 
to the holders of Netscape stock.  To repeat what I
said to Mike offline, it's the eternal quest of 
the webHeads to create a history to affirm their
myths.  I am reminded of the hordes of archaeologists 
sent all over the world in the 1930s in quest 
of artifacts to prove the existence of a superrace 
and to justify the actions for lebensraum.  It 
was really embarassing for them later.

Fair Dinkum is a reliable motivator.  Passions 
come and go like desert storms.   It is not that 
I don't believe in passions, but I don't find 
success conducting business by the same rules 
as my love life.


From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]

I'm not sure that any of the criticisms there affect what Mike wrote
about second-order benefits rather than short-term profits, though they
certainly reflect Eric Raymond's hackers-as-humble-ubermenchen
perspective quite well.


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