Re: forward into the Middle Ages!

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 12 Mar 1998 21:44:33 -0800 (PST)

[Silly anti-capitalist drivel and rebuttal omitted]

> Mind you, being a bit of a romantic (former member of the Society for
> Creative Anachronism), I confess I do find "High-Tech-Middle Ages"
> rather appealing. Everyone a noble, with machines for peasants; every
> noble living in a semiautonomous fief, with banner flying ...

It does seem an interesting phenomenon that many of the most
forward thinkers I know have romantic attachments to particular
anachronisms: Friedman was in the SCA as well. I have a strange
fondness for bow ties (and not those clip-on monstrosities) and
dry Martinis. AI have a friend who invests in private space
exploration stocks while driving a restored Studebaker.

I suppose for some it is just homage to the best of past while
replacing what needs to be replaced, but I think it's more than
that in most cases. What evolutionary advantage was conferred
upon those of us who invented the concept of "classic" that made
it such a common meme?

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