Re: virus: Re: Existence

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 09:51:57 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, Brett Lane Robertson wrote:

> I will not allow my character to be defamed in public and then take it to a
> private forum for resolution...the damage was done to my reputation in
> public (implying that my thinking was distorted) and it will be settled in
> public.

"I think what we have here, friends, is a failure to communicate."
-from "Cool Hand Luke"

Hey now!!!

Wouldn't it figure? I just recommend this list to a friend, telling him
that it is wonderful forum to discuss a great many topics in a memetic
light, and that there is here assembled many wonderful, talented minds...
then I come back to check my e-mail and find this nonsense going on!

Eva- if someone's not communicating there can be many causes--disordered
thinking is just one. If you don't understand and wish to, try to improve
the communication not insult a thinking process you admittedly don't
comprehend. If you don't wish to understand, do so quietly.

Brett- If someone doesn't understand you you may want to look at how you
are communicating and see if you can do something to improve it. Your
reputation is not at risk here, only your ego. And what a useless
evolutionary left-over that is, huh? A prehensal tail would serve us
better! And don't forget--the reputation of CoV *is* at stake here. Act
like it.

More than a little bit disappointed-
-Prof. Tim