Re: dreams of a better world

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Thu Mar 09 2000 - 10:52:14 MST

Spike Jones, Wed, 8 Mar 2000 wrote:

> Nextly, transparent world fans and info nudists: I can easily imagine,
> in my own natural lifetime, being able to sit down at a computer, type
> in any name and have some future version of the web go out and
> collect every stupid thing that person ever posted, ever, by searching
> thru achives, etc. Does this change the way we post? spike

Sure it does.

I was more boisterous and silly in some of my Usenet posts before the
advent of Dejanews.

I still agree with the things I wrote those years ago. In looking back
at my posts from 5+ years ago, it also seemed to me that I was smarter
back then, until I realized that I had alot more time to think about
the topic and I usually put a huge amount of effort into my posts,
which I don't do now.

I never flamed anyone so I don't regret my posts.

Many years ago, I had the weird expeience of being flamed on a Usenet
group by an Apple vice-president. Half a day later he had removed his
very emotional post (I could see a "Cancel" message for it in nn), and
he had replaced his message with one that was much tamer. However, he
had edited it in such a way that there were large gaps in the logic
flow of the text, so one knew that there was something missing.

That simple "Cancel-and-replace" told me far more about him than
anything that he had written in his message.



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