Re: FAQ: updates requested

Andrew David Burt (
Sun, 25 Aug 1996 12:07:25 -0700 (PDT)

>>On Fri, 23 Aug 1996, Eric Watt Forste wrote:
>>> I'd like to invite all list members (especially the new ones!) to
>>> review the FAQ, and post here any suggested revisions or changes. If you
>>> notice any serious mistakes, inaccuracies, or rhetorical blunders, please
>>> bring them to my attention.
>>My suggestion is that each page (most of which I think still work quite
>>well!) shoud have a list of relevant links to other resources, as a kind
>>of reference listing.
>of course anders is right. i think eric was looking for specifics rather
>than meta-suggestions, but now I have to add to your meta-suggestion: when
>possible a list of relevant links should always include a link to a
>humorous and an opposing perspective, right? or am I unusual in thinking
>humor is a crucial part of human learning?

What's wrong with a variety? We're supposed to be moderately
technically proficient, perhaps someone might code a java
implementation, so placing the cursor over a link brings up a short
hotlist of a variety of pages relating to it.

I'd also like to see more pages (mayhaps this faq?) using the
'backlinks' concept .. has
some practical suggestions, & some more broad inf. @ .

If not putting up a java-based 'extropians-faq', the html-based one may
at least want to add some of the more recent w3c-accepted html
extensions like a frames-based menu system.

Just to be trite (but hey, you can't argue w/free marketing), putting up
higher-res full-screen 'wallpaper' shots of the logo & 'slug' (upwards &
outwards, or something equivalently pithy) &c. for d/l might be memeful.

On the especially trite end, has anyone taken a look at the
libertarians' moderately leading (heck, nothing's really objective when
it comes right down to it) 'World's Smallest Political Quiz'? The aroma
of cheese may turn off the more vegan aesthetes ;), but it does manage
to spread the meme with some success .. an html-based equivalent for
extropianism might help draw in a few.

Andrew David Burt.  de rigeur collection of pithy quotes follows!
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune,
for though She is blind, She is not invisible.  Sir Francis Bacon