Re: META: Stop the madness

Damien Broderick (
Tue, 30 Mar 1999 14:41:00 +0000

At 08:51 AM 29/03/99 PST, someone faceless wrote:

>1: Stop with the

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Okay, fair enough. Except that--

--this list is not just a infodump clearing house for cyborgs. It's a social agora, and people like to strut their stuff, act out a bit in public, whinge and moan a little, praise each other's achievements. That can easily get out of hand, it's true, and the email format allows swift escalation to cyber-rage without the customary constraints of face-to-face politeness - but if all the human layers are extirpated you won't end up with transhuman discourse, but with something far more chilly.

My $A0.02 worth.

Damien Broderick