|Date: ||Thu, 4 May 2006 11:40:20 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Joe Whitehurst <joewhitehurst@GMAIL.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Joe Whitehurst <joewhitehurst@GMAIL.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Training Wheels|
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From my point of view, we are all toddlers in some context. Everytime
someone tries something completely new they behave a lot like
toddlers. And, remember, I specifically asked visceral reactors to
ignore my posts.
On 5/4/06, Steven Raimi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I gotta tell you, you'd be much more persuasive if you'd make an effort
> not to insult your target audience. The training wheels metaphor may be
> apt, but I'm certainly less inclined to listen to you when you repeatedly
> refer to me (and others who actually find macros valuable) as "toddlers".
> Or when you repeatedly reference macros, but never once leave out the
> derogatory adjectives. Hey, I've used SCL extensively in the past (and
> really enjoyed it) - perhaps I'm more a brat or a pest than a toddler???
> If only we agreed with you enough to be considered adults...