Re: virus: Four Principles Digest

David McFadzean (
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 22:16:14 -0700

> From: Wright, James 7929 <>
> Date: Tuesday, April 01, 1997 10:12 AM

> There are also unaffiliated hangers-on, lurkers, those who wander in by
> accident and wander out as quickly as possible, and probably a couple of
> dozen other categories. I have no evidence that Brodie exerts influence
> on the membership of the list; indeed, for various examples of uncivil
> behavior David McF. has shown a remarkable tolerance of dissent, discord
> and personal attack. You fail to make your case here.

Dissent and discord are encouraged; variation is necessary for
evolution. Personal attacks are tolerated only because I don't know
what else to do.

> Rewards? After one member generally opposed to his ideas expressed
> poverty, Richard offered to send him a free copy of his book.
> Punishments? Your post appeared, and I expect another in reply to this
> reply. The only feasible punishment is expulsion from the list, and I
> haven't seen Richard propose this. David, has Richard attempted to
> influence you regarding list membership?

Nope, not Richard nor anyone else.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus