RE: virus: Four Principles Digest

bolin aaron ulysses (
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 18:57:57 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 31 Mar 1997, Richard Brodie wrote:

> Thank you for the kind compliment on my book, Reed. There's no test. I
> know it's frustrating to be striving for Level 3, but it's worth it. I'm
> doing my best to assist everyone on this list to make the transition.

Of all the condescending garbage I've ever read...
I just have a hard time seeing you as a great teacher with purely
altruistic goals. Looking at your post in terms of the four principles:

1. Does Brodie attempt to control information: absolutely

2. Does Brodie attempt to control associations: that's tough to do from a
usenet group, but there definately seems to be a Brodie in-group and a
Brodie out group.

3. Does Brodie attempt to control thought/language: oh yeah, with his
whole "level three" "four principles" etc.

4. Does Brodie control punishment and rewards: again, pretty hard to do
using this medium, but he tries

So what does it mean? I may be cynical, but I doubt that Brodie would
waste his time on such a newgroup without a hidden motive. Maybe a new
book on the horizon?