Re: Nextropians

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 05:57:07 -0500

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> 96? You must think the list archives cover the whole list.

That's what I thought originally, but then I somehow picked up the impression that the list was launched in '96. Okay, I stand re-corrected.

> The list used
> to be a paid-members-only list, and you weren't allowed to copy list
> postings to anyone else. The early days were not archived, and the archives
> are not published.

NOT ARCHIVED? Okay, yes the high price of disk space, yes the privacy issue... but NOT ARCHIVED? *NOBODY* has *FIVE YEARS OF POSTING* on the part of some of the most intelligent people on the planet? They've been lost? DESTROYED? My GOD, and people talk about the BURNING of the LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA like it was some kind of TRAGEDY, and all the while THIS is going on in our own backyard. That's part of humanity's HERITAGE you threw away there. That's part of the LEGEND of the Transcendence, source material, not just for the historybooks, but for the SCHOOLBOOKS of the future. AND YOU DUMPED IT IN THE TRASH?!?

I'm afraid I'm going to have to shoot you now.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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