OK, maybe the thread title is a little mean-spirited. On the other hand, maybe it's not.
wumpus seems to have a looooooooong career of making repetitively argumentative posts in public forums. Judge for yourself, it's all public record:
Google Groups search for "'Jeff Atwood' troll"
By wumpus on Sunday, April 29, 2001 - 06:15 pm:
>I see that Gary Tarolli is still lurking in the NG. For those who don't
>know, he was one of the three founders of 3dfx.
>I find this amusing because I was one of the earliest and most vocal
>supporters of 3dfx just after Voodoo 1 shipped. (I even have the don biz
>memorial T-shirt to prove it: Orchid sent these to the first 300 people who
>pre-ordered the Orchid Righteous 3D, the first retail Voodoo 1 cards ever
>shipped-- hey, maybe it'll be a collector's item!)
>Now, I do give 3dfx tremendous credit for giving the PC 3D card industry the
>giant kick in the ass it so badly needed. Without 3dfx the market would
>certainly not be as good as it is now.
>But my, how times change! I support whoever has the best technology. Too bad
>3dfx let that slip away from them. Being in the right place (4mb 3d-only PCI
>card) at the right time (late 1996) does not guarantee that you'll carry
>that success through the next paradigm shift (2D/3D single chip cards).