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Thursday December 12, 2002
06:17 AM

Academic Boycott

[ #9405 ]

I've stopped posting political stuff here, but this morning the Guardian ran a feature on how an number of academics were boycotting Israel and I thought that was interesting in light of the planned YAPC::Israel.

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  • I mean how many perl mongers would have gone to YAPC::SouthAfrica during the apartheid years ?

    I know my reaction to seeing YAPC:Isreal was 'good for perl, bad for palestine'. One of Isreal's core industries is IT, and it is at the cutting edge.

    This means as much as I respect people Like Moshe Bar for their technical ability I have to wonder : how can you live in and support such a nation ?

    The thing is YAPC being in Isreal will probably do more good for perl than any effect a boycott would have. Wirhou

    --

    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • ... just going to Israel means spending money there. I wouldn't do it, personally, unless I were going to do something like help the ISM or something. I wish I were that brave.
    • This means as much as I respect people Like Moshe Bar for their technical ability I have to wonder : how can you live in and support such a nation ?

      I have to wonder how an intelligent person can wonder how someone else can have a differing point of view.

      Sorry to break this to you, but you don't know everything. You are wrong on a great many things, as everyone else is. Perhaps you could start making the world a better place by respecting this fact, and encouraging others to do likewise, rather than ass