[OS X TeX] OS X TeX newbie needs help installing TeX on non-boot volume

Piet van Oostrum piet at cs.uu.nl
Wed Sep 14 10:40:06 CEST 2005

>>>>> Rowland McDonnell <rjmm-lists1 at fireflyuk.net> (RM) wrote:
>RM> I am stupid and I am ignorant and I am clueless.  I am not entirely
>RM> unsophisticated.

>>> > So while I greatly appreciate the time and effort you've put in to
>>> > help me, you've not actually helped me at all so far.  This is a
>>> > great shame because you're clearly trying very hard.
>>> Which indeed I did at the time. I spent more hours on trying to help 
>>> Rowland than anybody else over the past years.

>RM> That is astonishly arrogant nonsense.

>RM> What do you know about the time people have spent helping me?

>RM> I think you'll find that I've had extended email discussions and news
>RM> discussions with many, many other people all of whom were more polite
>RM> and more helpful than you and many of whom put in more time.

I think it is unfair to interpret Gerben's remark in this direction. But
this may be cause by the attributes mentioned above rather than malice.
(Never ascribe to malice, etc.) But then you shouldn't accuse Gerben
Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>
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