Re: virus: Re:truth, science, and the American way

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Fri, 04 Apr 1997 18:53:03 -0800

David R. wrote:
>Reed wrote:
>> David R. was,
>>in my opinion, communicating the meme "don't trust people who's ideas come
>>from sources, as they are corrupt [anti-objectivist]".
>> Given this is
>>a mailing list, and it is currently not possible to create your own
>>personal address
>>ending (ie you can be -com, -org, -gov, -edu, etc. and can't just choose
one at
>>random) this amounts to a sort of internet-racism.
>I was just stating a tendency. I wasn't putting down specific individuals for
>having "edu" in their e-mail addresses. It's like if some races have higher
>crime rates than others, this doesn't mean anything about specific

A tendency based on one case? You also neglected to mention another quite
evident tendency that people with addresses ending with ".ai" are
exceptionally bright!

>Reed later wrote:
>>So why not try to change the institutions that already exist?
>You mean like using institutions that already exist in a different way--like
>turning them into amusement parks? I guess there are all kinds of ways to use
>that space.

Jokes aside, I teach Visual Basic at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of
Technology) where in about five years all computer courses are expected to
be taught as distance education courses. The provincial government is going
to take over the exams. There may be lots of empty space.

>conjecture/refutation. Languages such as Lojban may appeal to people who
want to
>start a new country.(Hey, that's an idea.)

Why not start a new country? I have some experience in being a citizen of
two countries. Lots of rules do not make any sense from this perspective.
Internet is a great opportunity to rethink many social structures. I say
it's Levelthrandia -- a country for memetic elite :-)

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159