What fun from a Macintosh SE

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sun Aug 22 11:29:01 2004

On Sat, 21 Aug 2004, Doc Shipley wrote:

> First you called his questions a "crap attitude", then you called him
> lazy, scared, and insecure.

No, I didn't call him "lazy, scared, or insecure". I have every right to
express disdain at the *sentiment* of his message, which I did. *YOU*
interpreted it as a personal attack.

> 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".

I didn't try to humiliate anyone. I consider it a kick in the ass. I
suppose, again, it's a matter of interpretation, and you have a habit of
defaulting to interpret the worst intentions when I say anything, because
it seems (from most of the interactions I've had with you) to be in your
nature to be suspicious and negative. Sad.

> Just to be clear, I didn't interprete your response to Ron's
> questions as a personal attack.

You just contradicted yourself.

> I interpreted it as just your usual style; rude, condescending,
> inconsiderate, megalomanic, and antagonistic.

You're too kind.

> 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.

I couldn't care less what anyone thinks about me, and your opinion is
worth somewhat less than that.

You're not the list etiquette cop, so I can only interpret this as a
personal gripe. If you have a problem here then I'll expect you to have
the courage to take it up privately. You're a big boy.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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