I don't understand even the mild criticism directed at Amby Burfoot.
This is Letsrun, unfortunately there are a certain percentage of contributors who are hostile to everything and don't have an off switch.
No one was hostile towards Amby. If you disagree with someone's approach, then you're hostile? I didn't read one post where anyone was hostile towards Amby. What pot are you trying to stir and why? I'm glad that anyone brings this to light and I actually give Derek more credit than anybody else, including Amby Burfoot. Is that hostile?