Re: virus: The Greeks would be Geeks

Tim Rhodes (
Sat, 22 Feb 1997 10:20:56 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 21 Feb 1997, Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:

> It is very easy and dangerous to switch to the "follow" mode. When I was
> writing my recent post about Level-3, I went back to find when it all
> started and I was amazed with how serious my thoughts were then in May 1996,
> and how manipulative Richard was.

Do you think there is a relation between your seriousness and how
manipulative Richard was /able/ to be? Although that conversation was
before my time, I suspect that Richard was fucking with you to SHOW YOU
how easy it is to manipulate someone that is as serious as you were. The
value of irrationality is that it is a very lumbersome beast to try and
turn, and seldom takes the rein easily.

Which Lesson is this (I think it should usurp #1 for it's throne):

If you take yourself or anything else too seriously you open yourself up
for manipulation.

Prof. Tim