> [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.
Then expect to get killfiled. Someone tries to walk into my house with
muddy feet, they are gonna get kicked right back out.
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