He X That Can Be Y Is Not The True X Yet Another Instance Of Hackerdom's Peculiar Attraction To Mystical References -- A Common Humorous Way Of Making Exclusive Statements About A Class Of Things.

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the X that can be Y is not the true X

Yet another instance
of hackerdom's peculiar attraction to mystical references -- a
common humorous way of making exclusive statements about a class of
things. The template is from the "Tao te Ching": "The Tao
which can be spoken of is not the true Tao." The implication is
often that the X is a mystery accessible only to the enlightened.
See the trampoline entry for an example, and compare ha