Re: Why Do We Die?
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 08:49:44 -0800

Earlier, Mike Lorrey wrote:

> Putting misleading titles on your email is tantamount to mail and wire fraud.

Now I receive the following message from him, with the misleading subject line of "Re: Why Do We Die?":

> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > Michael Lorrey <> writes:
> >
> > > Wow. Good thing my Italian grandmother taught my mom how to cook good italian
> > > food.... not that any of you guys noticed....;)
> >
> > Actually, Italian food might be a starting point for making transhuman
> > food (the mediterranean diet, antioxidants, a generally hedonistic
> > approach). Interestingly enough we got three swedish-italian members
> > in Aleph (likely far above average for an association of our size,
> > especially earlier when we were smaller). All our first dinners were
> > italian food.
> >
> Ha, I'm Scottish/Swedish/Italian (50%/25%/25%).
> Mike Lorrey

I read Mike's message with the natural expectation that it would be relevant to the given subject. I therefore naturally assumed that it would describe why we die.

But obviously Mike's message did not offer any reasons why we die. His only contribution was to describe his ethnic background. This was a very misleading subject title! According to Mike his action is tantamount to mail and wire fraud. Does anyone think Mike should now go to prison?