At 08:51 AM 29/03/99 PST, someone faceless wrote:
>1: Stop with the
<comprehensive list of bad irritating stuff snipped>
Okay, fair enough. Except that--
--this list is not just a infodump clearing house for cyborgs. It's a social agora, and people like to strut their stuff, act out a bit in public, whinge and moan a little, praise each other's achievements. That can easily get out of hand, it's true, and the email format allows swift escalation to cyber-rage without the customary constraints of face-to-face politeness - but if all the human layers are extirpated you won't end up with transhuman discourse, but with something far more chilly.
My $A0.02 worth.