Re: virus: my evil twin

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 10:54:29 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 9 Oct 1997, KMO wrote:

> The voter-choice-analogy that resonates with me goes a little sumthin'
> like this:
> You're riding in a car. You are not driving, nor can you speak directly
> to the driver. The car has a stereo with two preset stations (sometimes
> three). You get to choose which button to push, or better yet, you and
> the other passangers get to put to a vote the question of which preset
> radio-station to listen to. Turning off the radio is not an option, and
> any claim that the act of pushing one of the two buttons has no impact
> on the course the car takes will get you denounced as an irresponsible
> nihilist who is just making excuses for the fact that he's too lazy to
> push either button.

And the worse part is: NO ONE IS DRIVING!!!

-Prof. Tim