I have reached an epiphany: this mailing list is a waste of time. It
appears to serve as the personal fan club for one man, who decides, via
the stroke of a key or a judiciously dropped name, what is important and
what is not, dismissing rationales that are, perhaps, too tersely and
abstractly expressed, and sidestepping legitimate criticisms while
challenging the critic to "remind us what he has done" as a handy
distractive sleight, yea, a sleight that I dignified with a serious
response in this morning's posting.
Those paraprofessional myrmidons who have mastered a few socket calls
and TCP/IP admin commands and wish to subscribe to future sciolistic
interpretations of things sublime, diverting themselves with, in
Newton's words, "a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,"
can goosestep onward and flame their hearts out while I restrict my
pearls to more erudite fora.
Bruce D. Wilner, CCP
Network Security Laboratories, Inc., Bethesda, MD