[TriLUG] [more and more OT]: Hobby Parts for Electronics - Let's
not start a flame war.
Byarlay, Wayne A.
wab at purdue.edu
Thu Apr 15 12:48:08 EDT 2004
These are the loose words and misunderstandings of Humanity. Thus will
we ever be our own worst enemy.
Since the dawn of computer-based communication, which removes the
immediacy of even voice communication, it easier to flippantly state an
emotional stance that one may have toward a particular behavior, group,
or concept. Given the spectrum of interpretations that can be invoked
from merely text, it is not surprising that many assume the worst.
Let's diffuse this evolving dichotomy, before it becomes more polarized,
emotional, and disruptive.
Flame me, if only to shunt the energy. =)
a humble wab.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of James Manning
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 11:31 AM
To: 'Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list'
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] [more and more OT]: Hobby Parts for Electronics
> > Does it make you feel better saying things like "Radio Shaft"?
> [Jim Ray sez:] I love rhetoric, sarcasm and satire directed at no
> particular person and am here to help.
Ah, maybe that's my misunderstanding. Since your parody is on the name
of the company and not (indeed) on any particular employee, maybe that's
my misunderstanding. Do you feel like such satire isn't directed at the
employees of Radio Shack?
I'm honestly curious - when you mangle the name of a company like tha
above, are the employees of the company not supposed to feel attacked?
I've talked with RH friends that really hated things like having to hear
or read "HatRed Linsux" and the like, so I'm just trying to understand
whether such attacks being taken personally are the fault of the sender
It's kind of interesting - it really feels like an ad hominem attack on
an entire group of people, but maybe I'm missing a necessary
disassociation between the corporate entity and the employees that work
for said company.
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