Re: Profanity versus Professionalism

Carl J Lydick (carl@SOL1.GPS.CALTECH.EDU)
29 Aug 1995 09:03:07 GMT

In article <41tnls$>, (CDBusiness) writes:
=This thread began as a request for civility in postings, and cited the old
=homily, "It's a poor workman who curses his tools." I'm in agreement with
=those sentiments, but from the standpoint of studying human nature, the
=internet is even better than observing drivers in heavy traffic or
=families at a public campground. With all social constraints off, and
=greater or lesser anonimity, the true personality emerges. How often it
=proves childish, oversensitive and aggressive!

Not to mention how often it demonstrates that some clueless morons will attempt
psychoanalysis over the network rather than consider the possibility that when
someone points out that the would-be Freud is posting bullshit, that he is,
indeed, posting bullshit.

Disclaimer: Hey, I understand VAXen and VMS. That's what I get paid for. My
understanding of astronomy is purely at the amateur level (or below). So
unless what I'm saying is directly related to VAX/VMS, don't hold me or my
organization responsible for it. If it IS related to VAX/VMS, you can try to
hold me responsible for it, but my organization had nothing to do with it.