The viciousness of some of the flames is not good for growth of
anything but resentment and oppression. But the problem has been there
for a long time, and it's not going to go away, but it's not going to
destroy the community any time soon.
The press -- and the public -- just has to get used to the idea that
we're a community, not a company, and like most communities, we have
public disagreements, politics, political factions, and occasional
-- <firstname.lastname@example.org> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/> This is exactly how the World Wide Web works: the HTML files are the pithy description on the paper tape, and your Web browser is Ronald Reagan. -- Neal Stephenson, at http://www.cryptonomicon.com/beginning_print.html