n. Questions which seemingly cannot be raised
without touching off holy wars
, such as "What is the best
operating system (or editor, language, architecture, shell, mail
reader, news reader)?", "What about that Heinlein guy, eh?",
"What should we add to the new Jargon File?" See holy wars
see also theology
This term is an example of ha ha only serious
actually develop the most amazing and religiously intense
attachments to their tools, even when the tools are intangible.
The most constructive thing one can do when one stumbles into the
crossfire is mumble Get a life!
and leave --- unless, of course,
one's *own* unassailably rational and obviously correct
choices are being slammed.