[LINK] Fattening the Goose - was Budget Release.

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Wed May 13 10:00:58 EST 2009


On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 09:11 +1000, Tom Koltai wrote:
> Most linkers don't bother to chastise, they just redirect posts to
> /dev/null/

Just as most people won't bother to tell someone about their bad breath
or body odour. They just move away or look away. Others, however, feel
that the afflicted person's life might, possibly, be improved by being
better informed.

Of course, there are those sufferers who prefer to carry on regardless.
Body odour and halitosis are often imperceptible to the sufferer, so
they can easily convince themselves that the "chastisers" are mistaken,
or overly sensitive. Some sufferers even seem able to convince
themselves that some people really quite *like* the odd blast of dragon
breath.

Eventually the "chastisers" get the message, of course, and move away
just like the other people. In the real world you might see them blanch
and cross the street; in the virtual world, you will never know that you
have become spam...

Regards, K.

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