Re: >H Luddites are everywhere!

From: Bill Mann (
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 06:39:49 MST

Joy also has an article in the 70th Anniversary Issue of Fortune magazine.
That one is cautionary (we screwed up when we overlaid the automobile on
society, let's not do it again) but not nearly as negative as the one in Wired.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Clark
Sent: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 01:18:34 -0500
Subject: >H Luddites are everywhere!

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In the current issue of Wired magazine is an article I did not expect to
see, the
author expresses great fear over Nanotechnology, computers smarter than
humans, and of course genetic engineering. After expressing sympathy for the
ideas if not the methods of Ted Kaczynski, the mad Unibomber, the author
"limiting our pursuit of certain kinds of knowledge". The really strange
thing is
not the content, it's pretty standard Luddite stuff, the bizarre thing is
that the
author is Bill Joy, chief scientist and cofounder of Sun Microsystems.
It's a little sad to see an attitude like that in the very heart of Silicon

       John K Clark

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