Approaches, was Re: List

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 22:27:12 MST

I'd suggest going Viridian. Electric green. Google on

Bruce Sterling Viridian

I would further suggest using an old improv angle: never contradict,
always say "Yes, and..." and follow it with something colorful. Eschew
threadbare dialectic, move straight to a positive-sum solution to
problems posed. That can take a lot of practice.

Chris Fedeli wrote:
> Adrian Tymes wrote:
> > Devil's Advocate: what meaningful action could we take in this case?
> > Organize a protest
> Bingo. Why not?
> > (which, no matter how well crafted, would likely be dismissed
> > as a joke by the media while handing the conference a bit more
> > media attention)?
> No reporters laughed last time we tried it, and our opposition received
> negative media treatment from unwanted sources as a result.
> > Crash the party and toss in some of the questions we've come
> > up with (requires physical proximity and - with that crowd - might
> > be dangerous if the crowd's in a bad mood)?
> Engage them in reasoned argument with respect and they'll have to respect us
> enough to refrain from physical assault. Still, if they are stupid enough
> to resort to violence at a media event, the offending individuals would
> quickly be arrested and charged and the sponsoring luddite group-du-jour
> would be publicly humiliated. Well worth a bloody nose.
> Chris

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