Re: Papers vs. Email & Books

Anders Sandberg (
16 Jan 1999 19:45:00 +0100

"Nick Bostrom" <> writes:

> Robin Hanson wrote:
> > > The related thing that most strikes me is the unfortunate
> > > lack of paper-length contributions on the topics which
> > > frequently appear on this list.
> The reason is that for most people, writing an email is fun, but
> writing a paper is work. Since people here are not payed for their
> contributions, they mostly contribute in ways that are fun.

Actually writing papers can be great fun! One can start with one's best emails, and extend them. Don't be shy!

> If there were a lot of professors of transhumanism out there, I bet
> we would see plenty of papers.

And lots of bad term papers, I expect :-)

> But do write more papers, guys, please!

Agreed! I'll promise to become a bit more productive.

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