In a message dated 9/22/1999 5:18:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Okay, well, this is beginning to sound a bit personal. People who know me will tell you that I am a very playful person, that I consider it very important as personal growth, and that I am always trying to drag members of the local DC group out to have some fun! Arjen Kamphuis gave a wonderful speech at the first Transvision about pushing human limits through playful experiences, and that touched me deeply.
I hope that in the future you will get to know me better, and that maybe we can go out and have some fun togethe >>
Yes this part of the post was not directed directly at you, and if it seemed
so please except my apology. And it is not directed at any Extropian
personally. I've found that in person, people tend to be far more polite,
funny, imaginative and so forth.
Especially people who have quattereled with me rudely online, may in person be charming and sweet! ( of course they dont know who I am). I am glad to know you like to socialize.
Sorry, if it sounded like, it wasn't an attack on you - it was a musing upon Exilist- how when presented with ideas from whatever realm, often instead of catching the ball and playing with it, it's kicked back critically ...let's say "some of the people, some of the time".
>Arjen Kamphuis gave a
wonderful speech at the first Transvision about pushing human limits through playful experiences, and that touched me deeply.
>I hope that in the future you will get to know me better, and that maybe we
can go out and have some fun together.
Thank you that's the spirit!
If these images had been presented in a conversation in an art loft, eveyone would have gone "Woah, let me see this, how cool!" and gone into a trippy conversation about it.... but on a forum, it gets into this "better than, smarter than " debate mode. Which is why I won't go to debate groups, because upsmanship isn't fun. It's tedious.