What fun from a Macintosh SE

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Sat Aug 21 22:14:13 2004

Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Doc Shipley wrote:
>>Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>>>On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Ron Hudson wrote:
>>>>On Aug 20, 2004, at 9:55 AM, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>>>>>On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Ron Hudson wrote:
>>>>>>Thanks, but I don't have the required long torx screwdriver and case
>>>>>>cracker tool, and I am a little scared to crack open the case, mean
>>>>>>nasty high voltages live in there. Besides I might bust something
>>>>>>and that would be bad.
>>>>>What kind of crap attitude is that?
>>>>What kind of crack is that Sellam.
>>>It's a pretty defeastist and lazy message for this group. I'm just not
>>>accustomed to people being too lazy to find the right tool, too scared to
>>>open up a case, and too insecure to attempt any sort of inspection of a
>> Looks to me like Ron's in the same shape. The SE *works*, as-is. If
>>he wants to leave it in a working state till he can learn more about it,
>>who are you to call him derogatory names?
> Doc, this is a serious question: how come you always interpret what I say
> to be an attack on a particular person rather than what it is? Please
> point out in the message above where I am calling Ron "derogatory names".

   First you called his questions a "crap attitude", then you called him
lazy, scared, and insecure. I'd say all those terms are derogatory. The
fact that those terms referred to his _questions_ rather than directly
to his _person_ doesn't make it less derogatory or more acceptable.

   The guy was trying to preserve something important to him, and you
tried to humiliate him for it. In my book, THAT is a "crap attitude".

   Just to be clear, I didn't interprete your response to Ron's
questions as a personal attack. I interpreted it as just your usual
style; rude, condescending, inconsiderate, megalomanic, and antagonistic.

   I may be the only one on CC that gets irritated enough to speak up
about your behavior, but I can't believe I'm the only member of this
list that sees you as an insufferable, self-important prick.

Received on Sat Aug 21 2004 - 22:14:13 BST

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