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Re: Andre appears again
This posting of yours has some very cynical moments. I hope there is more
sunshine in your day to day.
----- Original Message -----
From: "mark sottilaro" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Andre appears again
> Yeah, I've felt this way and left the list too, but
> I've learned a valuable lesson: "Whatever" I used to
> put a LOT of effort into this list and now I just
> don't. Not worth it. I'll contribute when I feel
> like it but the idea that I was helping build or form
> something that was somehow "important" is long gone.
> I chalk it up to what the Greeks call "Hubris" If
> people feel something is important, they'll pay you
> for it. Giving away your secrets for free tells
> people the time you spent discovering your secrets was
> worthless. This said, I still contribute because I
> like to, but I'm much more aware that it's for me and
> not for anyone else.
> So Andre, my iFriend, come back and stay awhile. You
> were probably right in not offering your secrets to
> the public. If people want to learn how to use an EDP
> the way you do, they need only to do what you did.
> There are people here who appreciate you and your
> work... and I think there were even defenses of your
> ideas. However there are more people here who will
> argue with you and could care less what you do. Keep
> it all in mind and you'll enjoy this list a lot more.
> --- a k butler <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > (I'll admit that these concerns come largely from
> > the backlash
> > >which drove me off of this list a year ago, and
> > what seemed to me to be
> > >a more or less complete absence - at that time - of
> > any public, on-list
> > >defense of my attempted contributions to this
> > community.)
> > Andre
> > I thought that a detailed defense of your (many)
> > contributions would have been
> > pointless
> > 1) because regular list members would know anyway
> > 2) I thought you wouldn't see it, because you said
> > you'd signed off.
> > Probably others thought likewise.
> > andy butler