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LinuxInsider: Windows XP SP2 and the Risk of a Linux Backlash

Aug 13, 2004, 02:30 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"The best method known for getting people extremely angry at you is simply to be right where they're wrong--especially if you give them any opportunity to read a moral subtext into whatever they're wrong about. It's sometimes okay be a tiny bit smarter than the people you work with, but it's always devastating to working relationships to be proven right if that makes people feel you are somehow morally better than they are.

"Have that happen and they'll soon be calling you smug, self righteous or pious. No matter how humbly you do the self-effacing shuffle, the working relationship will be history. You'll never work well with them again..."

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