Re: IP was: My Extropian Manifesto...

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Aug 19 2000 - 10:39:48 MDT

>From: "Jason Joel Thompson" <>

>Uh-uh. Free will always be taken for granted. We only care about the
>things that we have to work for. 'Tis the nature of the beast. If the
>Aston Martin Volante suddenly becomes free, it will simply cease to be as
>desirable an automobile. -Everybody- will be driving one. Ho hum.

So if they started giving them away for free you would't want one? If
something only holds value for you because it serves as a status symbol,
showing that *you* can afford goodies that are unattainable to the lumpen
masses, that's fine. For me, I appreciate things for the use I can make of
them, regardless of the cost. I suppose you are the kind of person who
would rather pay for a web browser like Opera, than get a more powerful
program like MSIE for free. Not so for me.

But never fear, I'm sure there will always be something for you to spend
your money on in order to get the sort of exclusivity you're after.
Personally, I'm not interested.


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