From: Alan Sondheim <>
Subject: The Shorter Catechism
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 21:54:45 -0500 (EST)

The Shorter Catechism

"|IFS=' ';exec /usr/local/bin/procmail||exit 75 #sondheim"
long/load phoenix.irc /load phoenix.hlp /nick Alan /notify kikina options
alias q bye alias e /server
morefiles 0.1c 2 pinealt.abuse.transcendance!!
de.alt.comm.ums! staff.misc!
joe(setq default-major-mode 'text-mode) (setq text-mode-hook
'turn-on-auto-fill) (setq fill-column 75) (keyboard-translate ?\C-h ?\C-?)
(keyboard-translate ?\C-\\ ?\C-h) (load "studly") (setq load-path (append
load-path (list "/net/u/6/s/sondheim/lisp"))) (load "dor") (load "zz")
set exrc set autoindent set wm=6 ignorecase set shiftwidth=4

i'm tired of this stuff. it doesn't make any sense. culling stuff from the
net or operating system doesn't make art. the mystery's in the production,
not in the stupidity of lists no one can interpret. sure, it's a
cathechism - it makes the account go round, but so what? it's got no
meaning by itself, any more than an automobile wiring diagram takes you
someplace. codework is stupid this way; it's nothing more than a minor
art. if you don't try for greatness all the time, you're insulting your
audience. this is just absurd.


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