On troll and coffee

Evgeny Morozov publish couple of days ago a hatchet piece on Tim O’Reilly. It’s both well documented, and surprisingly vitriolic as explained by Tim himself, with his disarming kindness. I have little to add on the topic that isn’t in the comments of Tim reaction. The accusation of Evgeny being a troll came up several times, triggering my well-documented reflex “If someone is called a troll, invite him for coffee.”

In his case, I have. AFK, he is a dismissive jerk that deserves every accusation he gets, especially not even trying to look for constructive options. He openly refuses factual  corrections or theoretical suggestions; face-to-face, he does so with visible contempt. In his eyes, you can agree with him or be un-redeemably wrong, but you do not matter either way.

Invite trolls for coffee: that way, if they really are destructive, you’ll be all the more confident about it.

About Bertil

I'm a PhD student in Digital Economics, and I love viennoiserie. Je suis un doctorant en économie (numérique) et j'aime la viennoiserie.
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