Curtis Clark wrote:
> my university wouldn't hesitate to yank the
> account of someone who pulled that.
You should see how I drive; and I still have a license!
Actually, that's flippant, I'm sorry, and it makes me
look worse than I really am, because my driving "style"
benefits almost nobody, but trying to correct an assault
on the craft of type design helps not just me, but other
type designers too. Yes, at the expense of "netiquette",
whatever that means, but no two groups ever have identical
interests anyway, and this is simply what happens. When the
balance tilts too far in one direction, it ends up jolting
back, and causing grief. That's life. And the last thing
I'd want to be part of is a group of very well-mannered
and civil type pirates.
I have to fight what I consider wrong, using a balance of
society's rules and my own rules. That's what all of us do,
just to varying degrees. I'm not trying to be a bully, but
I do feel that I have to fend for myself, and not rely on
the goodwill of strangers. It is in essence a selfish act,
I admit, but it's the type of action that I feel I need
to take. Also, I think it does benefit a certain group of
people (type designers), who I want to protect. That said,
I try hard to forgive mistakes, as you saw.
> It is one thing to impose fair standards, but quite another
> to actively participate in this sort of persecution.
The existing standards are not fair. This is
what happens as a result. I don't think I'm
being unreasonable; I'm simply reacting to the
apalling state of disrespect for my craft.
Joshua Darden wrote:
> maybe he's one of those ultra-wet-behind-the-ears newbies.
That's why I gave him a warning, and waited
for his reply. Perhaps it wasn't explicit
enough, I admit. I put a lot of value in
timing, however, and letting a problem
grow is the last thing I'll do.
Guys, I'm not a saint; I just do what I think needs to
be done. I have enemies and I have friends. I think it's
inescapable to make the former, but I try very hard to
make the latter. And the friends I make don't like me
because I'm easy to get along with; and I like it that
way, what can I say? This is me; the consequences for
my actions, I am ready to face. I stand firm.
Adam Twardoch wrote:
> I usually send Corel's czar.ttf .... It probably
> violates Corel's copyright in a very dare way but
That's why I use practically untraceable digitizations
of music, and then reverse them, to make them not
worth listening to; this makes me feel better.
Adam, I'm gald to see that I'm not alone in my
methodology/philosophy. I think people like us,
having grown up in societies that have blatantly
abused themselves (unlike the covert abuse in the
West), rely more on their own actions than the
"goodwill" of society, at the expense of greater
rejection by society. I often feel that I don't
belong here, although I try to think that internet
lists are multi-clutural; the thing is, the West
-who made this whole thing possible, I admit- also
controls cyberspace. Let's just pray that this
control is benign in the long term.