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What do you get...

...If you make ESR ar­gue with a an­ar­cho-lib­er­tar­i­an-freemar­keter-pro­gres­sive (or what­ev­er?)

A lot of hot gas!

It's a pity George Staikos' rea­son­able com­ments are in this piece, but hey, who could have guessed.

Any­way: the writ­er is the most an­noy­ing es­say­ist I've ev­er read. And he goes and has en email ex­change with ESR (the pre­vi­ous hold­er of the crown). And half-quotes it at length. Sigh. A train­wreck.

We are all now slight­ly dumb­er if we read this piece.

Keith / 2006-04-03 14:48:

Whoa! What a raving idiot!

Still, I thought ESR *was* a anarcho-libertarian-freemarketer-progressive-whatever? Nah, that's ESR minus half a clue ('cause at least ESR's a decent hacker, and the Art of Unix is a decent book).

Roberto Alsina / 2006-04-03 14:49:

I think ESR is a libertarian/gun-activist/conservative but I could be wrong!

Keith / 2006-04-03 14:51:

anarcho-capitalist too, don't forget that!

Keith Gaughan / 2006-04-03 14:53:

D'oh! It's The Art of UNIX Programming. I blame caffeine.

Scott / 2006-04-03 14:54:

ESR is extreme right. This guy is extreme left. I suppose the "political compas" style scale is more appropriate, but I'm too lazy to explain.

At any rate this essay is neither well thought out nor well written. If you made it through every word you're a more patient man than I. ;-)

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