Re: Express Invocation of Godwin's Law (was: Re: [hackers-il] The hippies, drug addicts and idiots who don't use Linux)
- On Fri, Oct 05, 2001, Omer Zak wrote about "Express Invocation of Godwin's Law (was: Re: [hackers-il] The hippies, drug addicts and idiots who don't use Linux)":
> > No, I haven't seen any signs of anti-semitism from Linus like severalNo - saying some *isn't* an anti-semite isn't the same as comparing him to
> I am hereby invoking the non-classical form of Godwin's Law, by pointing
> out the fact that the first quote compares Linus to Nazis, for the purpose
> of saying that he is not similar to them.
But I hearby invoke the second-order Gowin's law, because you compared me
to someone comparing someone else to Nazis! ;)
> Accordingly, I pronounce this thread as cancelled and that no-one is to--
> reply to it again!
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On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 12:27:04AM +0200, Nadav Har'El wrote:
> And today (Oct 4, 2001), Linus himself graced us with the following gem
> about the Hurd people (in a discussion about why the Hurd implements some
> parameter to mmap() that Linux doesn't)
> "Trust me. The people who came up with MAP_COPY were stupid. Really. It's
> an idiotic concept, and it's not worth implementing.
> In short: just say NO TO DRUGS, and maybe you won't end up like the Hurd
> Interesting concept... Accusing everyone who doesn't agree with you to being
...And not for the first time. Linus has always been known for his
vicious attacks on ideas he considers sub-optimal. I disagree that
we should consider it bigotry or prejudice; Linus attacks all ideas
he doesn't like with with an equally strong language.
By the way, I consider the related technical discussion fascinating.