Re: virus: Symbols online

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 18:31:58 -0800 (PST)

> >I understand that's in jest,
> I sure hope so. I didn't just count on the outrageous nature of the statement
> to ensure accurate perception of intent, I actually stooped to using a (gasp)
> _smiley_. The shame...

I would have gotten it anyway, but I won't speak for others.

> >but just to clarify the serious intent:
> [elided]
> Lee, I think you should give people who subscribe to a list like "virus"
> some credit in legal savvy and character. IMHO and all that...

Alas, my experience suggests otherwise. I am currently engaged in a
debate on the intellectual proerty issue on the Extropians list, which
was a motivation for the .sig, but it is clear that misunderstanding of
new ideas is rampant, even among the otherwise well-educated. I've been
on the net for over a decade, and no matter how obvious something seems
to me, /someone/ will misunderstand completely.

Lee Daniel Crocker <>  <>
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