Roy Schestowitz wrote:
High Plains Thumper on Friday:
This is an example of an ad hominem attack.
Nothing was said about the fact that the artist was attributed
by name *AND* a URL to his Web site, which is a form of free
publicity. Many people like that, a few even like this without
attribution by name *OR* URL (I gave both).
The artist did not mind the traffic he was getting from the
link, AFAIK. It's only after Erik had /repeatedly/ bothered
him that he sent me a polite E-mail (it took a while).
Life of a Microsoft Munchkin...
They tried to do that to Groklaw as well, even for 'daring' to
*link* to a page where copyright infringement existed.
I found it out of place to bring up a 30 month old off-charter ad
hominem topic, that had nothing to do with discussions on the
comparisons of the benefits of Linux to other operating systems.
Since they could not argue charter topics, decided instead to
attack individual posters, propagate lies, innuendos,
half-truths, and ad nauseum.
It is just as Dilbert said, "First they drag you down to their
level and then beat you with their experience."
The only thing both Erik and Funkenbusch wannabee Tim Smith have
in common is experience in sliming this newsgroup. They do their
selective snippages to remove the offensive part (to them that
is) and them home in a small bit of text. (Actually, this
practise is common to all trolls here.)
Their defence of the convicted monopoly is appalling. It smacks
of Microsoft Evangelism:
'Use [...] the Internet, etc. to heighten the impression that the
enemy is desperate, demoralized, defeated, [...] associated with
mental deficiency, as in, "he believes in Santa Claus, the Easter
Bunny". Just keep rubbing it in, via the [...] newsgroups, [...]
make the complete failure of the competition's technology part of
the mythology of the computer industry.'
(reference PDF pages 45 & 55 on
http://www.groklaw.net/pdf/Comes-3096.pdf - Comes vs Microsoft