[vcf-midatlantic] Ken Thompson video

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Nov 10 22:04:58 EST 2020

On 11/10/20 9:29 PM, David Riley wrote:
> It's getting a bit old, yeah.
> Evan, everyone respects what you've done for the organization.  But at some point every organization grows too big for one person to manage and either it collapses under its own weight or that person needs to either delegate or hand off their responsibilities in their entirety.  It's not a fun process, and I don't envy your position.  But you made the decision to stomp out in a huff.  No one is going to blame you for that, but you can't expect things to go back to the way they were.
> Sometimes, things don't work out the way we'd like.  I've had PLENTY of that.  We all have.  The little digs at the current leadership aren't improving your position any.  It's OK to let some other folks take the wheel and guide the institution you built, and it's a lot less work!  Some times you gotta just let your baby grow and enjoy the results.

   Dave, I tried to explain precisely this to Evan shortly after he 
packed up his toys and stomped out.  He didn't listen then, and I'd be 
surprised if he listened now.

   Evan, it hurts to type this, but I must be honest: It is long past 
time for you to go.  You chose to resign your position in the 
organization nearly a year ago, but you inexplicably remained on the 
mailing list.  Since then, you've contributed nothing at all to the 
community here; your only posts have been petty, childish little jabs at 
the current organization, one after the other, like the one that started 
this thread.

   Over the past year the reason you've remained subscribed to this list 
has become clear: to keep tabs on the goings on here, and occasionally 
toss little grenades of hate into the community with your 
holier-than-thou you-idiots-couldn't-possibly-be-as-great-as-me attitude.

   This, from a grown man who sits on his living room floor playing with 

   I sure I'm not alone in saying that you've made yourself unwelcome 
here.  Please preserve the little scraps of dignity you may have left 
and leave.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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