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Re: Code of Conduct: picking up

Brian Gupta <brian.gupta@brandorr.com> writes:

> I think you may be mistaking "Unix tradition" [1] for "Troll culture" [2],
> but I'll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite authors, which
> may help put things in perspective.:

>     I was reading a book (about interjections, oddly enough) yesterday
>     which included the phrase “In these days of political correctness…”
>     talking about no longer making jokes that denigrated people for
>     their culture or for the colour of their skin. And I thought,
>     “That’s not actually anything to do with ‘political
>     correctness’. That’s just treating other people with respect.”

>     Which made me oddly happy. I started imagining a world in which we
>     replaced the phrase “politically correct” wherever we could with
>     “treating other people with respect”, and it made me smile.

>     You should try it. It’s peculiarly enlightening.

>     I know what you’re thinking now. You’re thinking “Oh my god, that’s
>     treating other people with respect gone mad!”

>     - Neil Gaiman

This, so much.

Thank you for posting it.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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