Re: Extropian projects and popularity - call for action.

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko (
Sat, 16 Jan 1999 13:24:58 -0500

At 11:40 01/16/99 , Harvey Newstrom wrote:

>This whole preamble to your suggestion does nothing to support your
>case. It is what I call "hype" and "content-free". You should skip all
>this verbiage and directly state what you are trying to say.

I just wanted to say that there seems to be a solution. Judging by the still relatively slow (IMO) pace of proliferation of extropian ideas and projects, this statement doesn't seem to be obvious.

I also am sitting in front of my PC with a strong fever, so I guess my semantics may look as blurred as my screen. Sorry for that.

What I don't understand is why you chose to address only the part of my message that you called "content-free". I guess criticism of content-free text is not content-free (or is it content-free of the next degree?), but in any case it can't construct anything new and positive (and not being a result of a mistake, probably raises the level of guilt more than the extra semantic step raises the level of meaning).


Let's break out of this meta-meta-nonsense and return to the issue:

I suggest creating a projects list, to use low-cost advertising to promote these projects and other extropian pages, and also solicit other ideas on how to gain visibility and support for things we would like to see grow.

Would anybody like to do something meaningful and active about this, like do HTML work, donate some money, or anything else?

If you have a small practical response, like "Yeah, I think I could spare 10 bucks to buy 1000 visitors for [Site name]" or
"HTML is so hard, but I'll try to help"

If you have another proposal or meaningful criticism, please post it to the list.


Alexander Chislenko <> <> <>