[EM] Reply to Ernie

Ernest Prabhakar drernie at mac.com
Fri Dec 19 09:30:02 PST 2003

I wrote:
> Can we chill?

Apparently the answer is "no".  :-)

Mike, Markus - as a newcomer to this arena, I have the greatest respect 
for both of you.   I think both of you are making valuable 
contributions to the field.   I think both of you are sincere and 
trying to do the best you can.    I am trying very hard to learn from 
both of you.  From what I've seen, both of you are willing to listen to 
constructive criticism, admit where you've made mistakes, and try to do 
the right thing.

At the same time, I feel like both of you are being just a little 
oversensitive on this issue.   I don't think either of you is 
deliberately overstating the facts.   And I can understand why you 
might be offended by the other person's tone.

However, I do feel that both of you are taking things a little too 
personally, and making too much of the other's slight lapses in 
terminology or etiquette.  Please, let it go.   We have far more 
important things to fight about.

-- Ernie P.

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