Re: Bill Joy again

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 16:23:24 MST

From: "J Corbally" <>
> Wow, he seems to be on the downhill slide there. Sounding the cautious
> note about new technology is one thing, advocating the death of children
> and restrictions on "speech" are going a little too far. Perhaps we are
> seeing the descent of an individual into Luddism here? I wonder if it
> would help us spot it in others in the media in future.

One of the hazards of being a public figure is that your comments become
part of the public record, and that makes it difficult to change your
opinions, because changing your opinions makes you look weak.

> Wonder how long he'll last in his current position? Seems his ideas
> in line with most of his own company, which at that level can lead to

Perhaps he should run for Governor of California, to give Larry Ellison
some competition (which he won't get from Gray Davis).


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses: consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind,
free will

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