Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Jan. 18 2004,13:43
The problem seems to me to be (at least) twofold:
1) Some people get off on being know-it-alls. Some of these ARE in fact very knowledgeable, but their appalling manners make reasonable people shrug and walk away from Linux on the (inaccurate)
assumption that all Linux people must be intellectually arrogant and socially inept.
2) It is easy, once you understand a subject fairly well, to forget how difficult the first steps to that knowledge were for you....
It's an interesting sociological study - I find some of the IRC channels fascinating just for the spectacle. It's a sort of blood sport.