RE: politeness in posting

From: John Marlow (
Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 04:16:58 MDT

Disclaimer: Not referring to Niven or Pournelle or Misha in
particular (met Pournelle once; appeared sober if crotchety).

Not Great Men; Great [fill in area of expertise and accomplishment
here]. Great Men are not a**holes. As that "ratf*ck Chaiko" a**hole
in White Nights said: "'The Great Dancer.' What a pathetic excuse for
a man."


On 18 May 2001, at 11:41, Eugene Leitl wrote:

> You seem to be confusing their works with their personalities. Many Great
> Men were intolerable assholes in person. Nevertheless, they were Great
> Men.

John Marlow

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