Re: virus: Re: war
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 11:48:03 -0600 (CST)

On Sun, 29 Dec 1996, Ken Pantheists wrote:

> Alex:
> Greece's martial prowess was one of the major reasons that Euripedes
> had the time and freedom to /write/ TROJAN WOMEN. Surely I'm not the
> only one that appreciates the fine irony.
> **********************************************************************
> Surely you don't see the irony in what you just wrote....
> Euripedes was a vetren soldier. His contribution to the world was his
> statement on war. For you to read it as the product of affluence and
> FREEDOM is even more ironic.
> I'm sorry, but I have to be hard on you for that. The piece is about
> those very shackles that we place on ourselves. That we can advance only
> on the bones of others. And coming from the pen of a man who committed
> the crimes he protests....

Don't reject the irony, fathom it: your statements are mutually consistent.

> Alex:
> Its the cruelty of the efficency of nature.
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> As you've imagined it.(and yourself) How natural are you? What brand of
> antiperspirant do you use and do you do the Macarena?

Oh, Alex [and the rest of us] are natural. As is the technology you're
talking about. *Yes*, the Internet *is* natural technology.

Millenia of research into unnatural technology has not produced the
results that less than five centuries of research into natural technology
has produced.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd