[TAG] [lg-announce] Linux Gazette #171 is out!
ben at linuxgazette.net
Tue Feb 2 23:44:31 MSK 2010
On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 07:42:25PM +0100, Ren? Pfeiffer wrote:
> I did a reality check and reread Rick's article. I also read the
> editorial comments. Let me phrase my very own opinion (and bear in mind
> that I am a quite non-native speaker of English). I think I get the
> point of Rick's article. It's a pleasure to read it and my wife (a
> bookseller in Vienna's British Bookshop) enjoyed the style. So I am
> quite surprised to see the discussion about the content turning into a
> flame war.
Frankly, so was I... for about a second. Rick turned what, to me, looked
like a friendly exchange of wise-ass remarks into an Offense To His
Dignity. It was OK for him to (mistakenly) snipe at my grammar, but an
insult for me to (correctly) return the favor with regard to his
spelling? *And* he decides to flame off on a public list, *again*?
I'm a pretty patient guy, and willing to tolerate quite a bit for the
sake of peace. There is, however, a limit to that toleration.
* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *
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