Subject: Re: $1,250
From: "Brian J. Fox" <bfox@ua.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 07:21:06 -0800


   Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 22:37:59 -0800 (PST)
   From: Tom Lord <lord@emf.net>

   Anyway...

	  Among other places, [vendors] are likely to [...]
	  than to be trolling a list like FSB. 

   ...that would be foolish of them.  The free software community really
   isn't all _that_ large, especially if your looking for innovation.
   Not merely trolling:  they should be positively _scouring_.

Tom, when you see something lacking technically, you create technology
to fill the gap.  This is a great thing, and allows you to "fix"
things that are wrong.

People are not machines under your control.  The world, in fact, is
not a machine under your control.  This surprises you every couple of
months when you don't have money for food or housing.

You would be better served to find is a place where fixers are needed,
wanted, and desired.  Otherwise, you will be living in a world of
frustration, as all those idiots out there keep doing the wrong thing
-- can't they see how stupid they're being?

Many people on this list have the "fixit" gene -- but almost all of
the people on this list have a healthy dose of respect for the forces
that are out of their control, and have found ways to co-exist with
them.

Just my $.02,

Brian