RE: virus: Good Ideas

Tim Rhodes (
Sat, 1 Feb 1997 16:19:42 -0800 (PST)

On 1 Feb 1997, David Rosdeitcher wrote:

> Here are some reasons why I think that cyberspace is a forum where
> good ideas outcompete bad ones.

Am I correct in assuming that what follows is your version of what a
"good" idea should be? If so, can I sum up those views like this (with
liberal clipping and editing on my part).

Good (Rosdeitcherian) Ideas are ones:

> In which when people interact, they are usually alone,
> thinking independently, without the influence of a collective group.
> Which interact by communicating back and forth as equals, as
> opposed to one or more dictating to others what to think.
> In which ideas themselves are the main focus.
> That are more open to challenge and can be looked at from a wide
> variety of perspectives.
> That can be edited, modified and developed easily.
> For which it is not true that those that sound best when
> they are put 'on the spot' can "win".

If so, this is quite a can of worms, my friend.

-Prof. Tim