Did it ever occur to you that, of your friends and acquaintances, thereQuote:> I'm also trying to find out
> as much as possible about Usenet and Unix.
This is a public forum. People come here to chat about what's happening
in the world. In the comp.unix.questions corner hundreds of experts and
thousands of onlookers listen as a few dozen people a day ask QUESTIONS
about UNIX. Suddenly a novice strides in and introduces himself. ``Man!
This place is, like, totally awesome! My buddy Biff told me where to go
to find you dudes. So, like, I'm looking for definitive information. Is
this the end of the universe? Does God exist? And are there more people
like you? I'm trying to find out, like, as much as possible, but, like,
I don't want to waste my time learning it! Tell me everything! Dude!''
Is it any surprise that the experts turn away, while the local hecklers
put the novice in his place? Should the novice be angry to be told that
if he doesn't yet know the extent of his ignorance, he should learn how
to listen instead of how to scream?
You should be able to find a news.announce.newusers group. If you don't
see any articles in it, wait (perhaps as long as a month) until you see
various introductory articles. Read them. Don't post anything to USENET
until you have a question that the news reader next door can't answer.
See you next year.
What makes you think your self-important petulance is newsworthy, *?Quote:>Did it ever occur to you that, of your friends and acquaintances, there
>might be someone, maybe just one person, who would explain these things
>to you if you bothered to ask? Did you really think that your ignorance
>is a newsworthy fact? W
| Paul Pershing_______________| "Better shut 'er down, Slim. She's pumpin' |
| When in doubt, RTFM or consult your pineal gland. |
Agreed, a better answer would have been to hand out Jonathan KamensQuote:> >Did it ever occur to you that, of your friends and acquaintances, there
> >might be someone, maybe just one person, who would explain these things
> >to you if you bothered to ask? Did you really think that your ignorance
> >is a newsworthy fact? W
> What makes you think your self-important petulance is newsworthy, *?
with this in the message: send usenet/index
Daniel (Smith, not Bernstein!)
Daniel Smith, Island Graphics, 94903, CA (415) 491 0765 x 250(w), 491 0402(fax)
Disclaimer: written by a highly caffeinated mammal
"Versions of Unix predating the Norman Conquest may cause problems" - Liam Quin
All I can say is, welcome to Usenet.
And Dan, I hope people are more forgiving of you when you're trying to learn
something and are asking for assistance.
Eric Smith | "We must welcome the future, remembering that
CI$: 70262,3610 | that was humanly possible." -- George Santayana