RE: META:RE: Black Holes

From: bitcoop (
Date: Wed Jun 07 2000 - 15:19:15 MDT

[Non-member submission]

> > I see complaints like this on the list continually, surely if as
> > Transhumanists we wish to be at the bleeding edge we should
> accept and try
> > to accomodate all emerging forms of communication technology.
> I'd quite like
> > a voice/video mail list with text summaries to enhance my
> extropian learning
> > experience (and see what you all look like). Harking back to 'pure text
> > only' seems a little conservative/entropic.
> Until all email systems are impervious to malicious code in messages or
> attachments, text should be standard. Many of use have a large
> amount of our
> lives on our computers, and accepting messages that could contain
> malicious code
> for the sake of a little prettier message does not outweigh our
> right to keep
> our systems secure. By posting, you are asking others to welcome your
> communication into their home. The least you can do is show
> respect for their
> desires. Take your shoes off at the door, that sort of thing. Its
> about respect.

But I'm a memeber of this list and thats not my desire, I'll take my own
precautions rather than have them culturally imposed thank you very much.


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