Re: EXTROPY: The Journal of Transhumanist Solutions --re-launchedtoday

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Feb 24 2002 - 04:54:28 MST

Eugene Leitl wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, Bobby June ::..::..:: 9v wrote:

on html email...

>>receive from others via these new forms of communication, more robust
>>that speech itself.
> There's nothing more robust than plain ASCII. It takes lest storage and
> lest lines of code to render, and can be read on any devices known to man.

Well there is that old adage about one picture to consider. But
I agree that html just to have different colored text and wierd
fonts with no real visual informaiton content involved is a
boorish waste in email.

>>HTML is just another step into full immersion. XML next and so on and a
>>thousand to follow.

XML? <laugh> Why insist on XML or HTML when you do not need
them? For simple word level communication the words cannot be
beat. Why insist that every word or every random string of
words should get the full treatment supposedly needed for your
most high-bandwidth and ultra-cool communication? Do you think
a good color scheme or some animation or even VR special effects
will make your communication one bit more cogent?

> When I'm going to ask for full immersion, I'm going to ask you for
> streaming multimedia, cum olfactorics. This is *email*.


>>Time to walk the walk that is so damn talked and remain leaders of
>>what's next. We should back up our hard drives onto an external Fire
>>Wire drive once a day/week/month and surf without worry. All that has

Leaders use the right tool for the job. There is no trendy
using the tool du jour just to "be with it". The real elite do
not waste their resources with a lot of empty bytes without

>>Everywhereward - Bobby


- samentha

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