laziness and impatience giving the impression of hubris (was Re: Does Microsoft like Perl and PHP????)

Nicholas Clark nick at
Tue Oct 16 10:36:08 BST 2007

On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 09:46:15PM +0100, Chisel Wright wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 08:24:32PM +0100, Matt S Trout wrote:
> > Please start a fresh thread using the "new message" button of your client
> > rather than replying to a random one and changing the subject line.
> Just hit '#' in your mutt thread-list screen on the message where the
> subject line was kidnapped.

Doing that doesn't fix correctly implemented list archives.

It's also akin to "I'm too busy to run the spell checker on my message so
you're welcome to instead" or "I'm not going to trim un-needed quoted context
before hitting send, because my time is more valuable than the sum of the
time of everyone who reads my reply"

Or to put it somewhat less pejoratively - any e-mail worth sending is read
more times than it is written, so optimally the simplifications should be made
by the originator, not the receivers.

Nicholas Clark

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