|[News] Greenboy (Phoenix) interviewed
|Posted on 02-Feb-2000 08:38 GMT by Christian Kemp
John Chandler and Czech publication Amiga Review interviewed Greenboy, the Phoenix "facilitator at large". You can read the first part here, there will be three more parts over the next three weeks.
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|Greenboy (Phoenix) interviewed : Comment 29 of 29
|Posted by Mario Saitti on 03-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
|In reply to Comment 28 (John Block):
> I want to be supportive of any positive force in the Amiga market, however,
> I suspect, because of the way Phoenix seems to be run, many "developers"
> will have been excluded.
> This is silly and petty but my experience:
> 1) Mario asks me to take part.
> 2) I'm eager to help the Amiga and accept.
> 3) Having been to a Greek restaurant I make a comment about Greek and Turkish > food, as Mario is in Cyprus.
> 4) Big mistake! Mario comes back with political info about Cyprus.
ROTFLOL! That would definately set me off, everyone knows that I am an ultra nationalist who hates Turks and would lambast anyone and exlcude them from anything I am a part of because of their fetish for Turkish foods. NOT!
The fact that I do not remember any of the situation suggests how much weight I have apportioned the entire affair... If you offended me John, it would have been over something far more damning that Turkish cuisine! Mock the refugee status of my grandparents, and you may well set me off, tell me you enjoy Turkish food and I will congratulate you for your excellent taste in cusine!
The reality of the situation is that Cypriot cuisine is based on Turkish cuisine. Any condemnation of Turkish cuisine would be a condemnation of
the food I have been eating since infancy.
> 5) I say that I have learnt something and apologise for my ignorance and
> upsetting him.
> 6) Tough! I'm out of there, no joining any list, no nothing.
And you think I kept you off a list I am not the admin of? And did this over an argument about food? Are you sure your name isn't James Bond and you are confusing me with Mr Escalamanga? It didn't occur to you that your name might have gotten lost?
> I'm probably probably one of many excluded on personal grounds, which perhaps > explains the antagonism and feelings of devision being mentioned.
Did you ever think to mail me or greenboy to inform us that you were not subscribed, or do you enjoy your Flemmingesque train of thought that much? I cannot believe I gave your original comments credibility that would require any form of explanation. Or that I even bothered writing this reply. But don't worry I have learnt my lesson, this is my final statement to you...