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I think it's fairly clear when you read a lot of content on Photo.Net and Philip.Greenspun.Com what sort of person Philip Greenspun is. He regularly gives to charity and encourages others to do the same. He regularly gives credit where credit is due. He sees incompetence fairly clearly and isn't afraid to point it out when public opinion goes another direction (see Bill Gates). When it comes right down to it, I know Philip Greenspun is honest with himself and the people that admire him. This so-called 'one-sided' account of affairs is (I'd put my reputation on the line to back it up) very, very accurate. Full disclosure: I have sent email to Philip Greenspun about 5 times, and have gotten at least three responses. I've sent email to Eve Andersson about three times and have gotten at least one response. Maybe this means I'm so close to them I'd put my reputation on the line for them. Or maybe, just maybe, they're decent people in a nation of greedy bottom-feeders.