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Greg Rollins
August 7, 2000 12:15
Re: Apathetic and Lurkers
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From: "Ted Ashton" <>
To: "Greg Rollins" <>
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2000 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: Apathetic and Lurkers

> Thus it was written in the epistle of Greg Rollins,
> > I am a lurker.  I am attempting to observe the overhaul of my personal
> > favorite programming language.  When I was a kid I liked to hang out in
> > mechanics shop while the wrenches overhauled the various motors in the
> > This was in the 60's and 70's when an overhaul usually meant bolting on
> > performance additions to the family car.  I'm here with the same
> > curiosity.  I'm watching the activity.  Speaking as a 37 year old kid
> > fascinating.  I'm not apathetic about the rewrite, I just haven't seen
> > anything yet that I really feel strongly about.  I'm sure that is to
> > At some point I would even like to help, but I haven't seen a place
where I
> > could make a positive contribution.  Just my $.02 worth.
> Greg,
>   Glad you're here--don't give up hope :-).  The "lurker=apathy" thing is
> old as the hills and gets debunked every time it comes up.  By the by, if
> something does come up you'd like to say your piece about, feel free--
> quite a
> few of us in the fray haven't had much experience with the wrenches but
> enough about the car running well to tell the mechanics what the funny
> was like :-).
Nice analogy, and thanks for the encouragement.

> Ted
> --
> Ted Ashton (, Info Sys, Southern Adventist University
>           ==========================================================
> It is also a good rule not to put too much confidence in experimental
> until they have been confirmed by theory.
>                                         -- Eddington, Sir Arthur
>           ==========================================================
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