Re: Mark Stahlman, entropian

Harry S. Hawk (
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 10:34:55 -0400 (EDT)

I know him. He is a bit of Gadfly, but a well educated sort and a new
media pundit. He thought Extropians had something to do with Lyndon
LaRouche but I set him straight about that.

a conscious being, Damaged Justice wrote:
> [snip]
> > that impression! I'd appreciate any information about Stahlman -- his views,
> > his writings -- that could help me get a grip on his point of view.
> Those who remember the DigitaLiberty mailing list will recall Stahlman. I
> remember his writing to be flamboyant but generally incisive, consistently
> on the side of individual freedom. Bill Frezza was the ostensible "owner
> and operator" of the list, but I think Stahlman may have had co-status of
> some sort. AFAIK, there are no public archives of that list, although I
> and most likely others have private archives. The list went down a while
> back, flared up briefly and then vanished again. Just like Duncan Frissell
> and Sandy Sandfort's Privacy 101, all the good lists seem to just die out.
> (But Duncan and Sandy are still visibly active, at least, on cypherpunks;
> I haven't seen more than the occasional brief op-ed from Stahlman, and
> nothing from Frezza since (Information Week?) was carrying his column.
> --
> "You know you've had a life-changing experience when you almost shit yourself
> and your first impulse is to sign onto a computer network and tell fifty-one
> thousand people about it." (Sean McAfee on alt.tasteless, 1992)

Harry S. Hawk

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