Re: Marvin Minsky and Eliezer Yudkowsky

From: E. Shaun Russell (
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 18:11:56 MST

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

>I have no idea why Marvin Minsky did that. I hadn't been impolite. I
>hadn't done anything at all that would call for a response on that level.
>I felt insulted and, to be honest, pretty deeply hurt. My impression was
>that Minsky had essentially used his superior status to lash out at me,
>then he forgot about it.

Though I don't know Marvin Minsky personally, it may be that the dismissive
nature of his comments towards you are simply part of his personality. I
recall a very similar situation at Extro-3 between Minsky (as a speaker) and
Michael Butler (at the microphone). In fact, if memory serves, Minsky's
comment was exactly the same: "Get this man away from the microphone." In
other words, I wouldn't take it personally.

E. Shaun Russell Operations Officer, Extropy Institute
        ~K i n e t i c i z e Y o u r P o t e n t i a l~

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