Re: A typical scientist? (Re: Evidence . . . .

Phil Buglass (
26 May 1995 14:28:06 -0400

Gil Hardwick <> wrote:
>Put simply, so long as you computer programmers employed to maintain
>this here Internet thingy sit there abusing people who want to use
>it for their own purposes, I for one will continue replying to you.
>You can choose to find something more useful to do with your time, or
>maybe as I have suggested often enough seek to limit your own use of
>these facilities to your own conference areas (that is, the comp.*
>hierarchy) as we very plainly do, or just get off altogether.

Well, it's nice to hear from someone who has such a marvellous grasp of the
tools he is using! I am a computer programmer, although I have not yet
been employed to maintain the internet-thingie to which you refer...
Maybe one day I will be so fortunate, unworthy though I am...

Who the heck are you to suggest that people of any background should not
read these newsgroups? Am I posting to sci.professional_scientists_only?
I understood that the Internet was available to all, is that not the case?
Perhaps I am making a terrible faux-pas here... Is it maybe that your
taxes go to support all the equipment which comprises the net?

Do me (and the rest of us) a favour, will you, and get down off your
pompous high horse!