Is it time for an International Vintage Computer Association? Was:

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Wed Jun 28 00:40:29 2000

On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, Tony Duell wrote:

> > can demonstrate that it doesn't, I'm at a loss to understand why said
> > hacker is unemployed save by choice.
> You are implying that there are jobs for people who can fix 1960's
> calculators with homemade special tools? Or who can make parts for 8"
> disk drives themselves? Where???

Tony, I've got to get this off my chest. I've seen you time and time
again whine about not being able to get a job with your skills. In the
past I've talked to you privately about how easy it would be for someone
with your incredible skill and knowledge to get a very well-paying job
just about any damn place he chooses, but you come up with all sorts of
reasons why you can't. The only conclusion I can come to is that you
don't want a job.

The blind, deaf or crippled would kill for your skills. What's your

If you're looking for sympathy from anyone here, you're not going to get
it. Write a resume, make some copies, send it out and stop complaining.
The recognition you want and deserve is out in the world, not here on this
list while you sit cramped up behind a computer screen.

Stop being selfish and contribute your talents to society (other than what
you contribute so graciously to this list).

Sorry to air this publicly, but I think what you need is a good kick in
the ass.

Sellam International Man of Intrigue and Danger
Looking for a six in a pile of nines...

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