Re: [NTLK] Fighting Complacency within the Newton Community

From: Lord Groundhog <>
Date: Mon Jul 31 2006 - 08:44:12 EDT

~~~ On 2006/07/31 12:46, Oliver Leaman at wrote ~~~

> Lord Groundhog got it right. We are a diverse bunch, and let's keep it that
> way. I for example have had an eMate since it first came out, and it has
> remained my main machine, yet despite this I can do very little of the
> exciting things that many on the list discuss. I don't want to, I am happy
> with the machine as it is, although I very much enjoy reading about the
> developments that others try to pursue. I suppose I am complacent, I am
> happy with the machine as it is. Someone once wrote an article comparing the
> Newton community to a religious group, and this discussion brings that out
> nicely. As in all religions, there are believers who constantly seek higher
> forms of religious experience and ways to express their enthusiasm,and then
> there are those, probably the majority, who just are happy with things as
> they are. Any successful religion manages to include both groups within it.
> Oliver

No credit to me, Oliver, I was quoting from Jon Glass' post -- and he said
he got some of that from something he read. (A glory of human civilization
-- and there seems little enough of that just now -- is how we sometimes can
learn from one another rather than killing one another.)

So, you and I, and maybe others, have to thank a total stranger for
information, in this case an insightful analysis of how people in support
lists like NTLK go through stages.

Just like this list then.


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(With thanks to Chod Lang)

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