Altruism Mocked

by Devanshu Mehta

You know those people who even spend their time picking apart charity? When “my story about geek charities”:http://www.scienceaddiction.com/2005/12/18/seasons-givings/ was “reported on at Slashdot”:http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/12/18/1453256 there were people in the comments there who spent time picking apart my motivations and so on.

Then there are others who pick apart open sourcey communities and people who would spend their times in them. To them, I say “go forth to *The Onion* where altruism is being mocked”:http://www.theonion.com/content/node/46043.

[…] said freelance writer Eric Bergstrom, who was eating at a local diner when he saw Eisenfeld buy the confused man a cup of coffee and ask him where he lived. “Because, you know, it’s not like there’s cops or emergency workers trained to do that stuff. Must be nice having all that free time to be a big hero. What a stuck-up prick.” As of press time, Eisenfeld’s ulterior motive had not been determined.

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