Re: virus: Sham(an) again

Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki (
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 10:27:51 -0400

>Actually, I'd be inclined to say science is a form of magic. But if you
>prefer it the other way around, that's fine too. They're both valid ways
>of looking at it, depending on which aspects you want to concentrate on.

I suppose it'd be redundant to quote Clarke's Law on a list like this
one... (However, Clarke's Law is a great example of a "compressed"
meme-complex -- that tiny little aphorism contains lots of assumptions
about what technology and magic are and how they relate... And it's not
quite as open to interpretation as A=A...)

Kirt A. Dankmyer <> --- Academic Computing Specialist -- (910) 759-4202 -- PGP public key available.
For the Snark _was_ a Boojum, you see. --Lewis Carroll