Re: Luddites have a point

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sat Apr 01 2000 - 09:00:47 MST

John Clark wrote:
> Ok, I admit it, Luddites have a point, because there is one technology that is
> inherently evil, I refer of course to the reply button on E-Mail packages.
> This diabolical invention is clearly the work of the Anti-Christ designed to
> clog up our communication and even our thinking process with pointless
> redundant information. If someone really thinks the world will be a better place
> if they quote 150 lines from a message everybody just read 5 minutes ago
> then they should have to type it all in manually. I'll bet it wouldn't take long before
> they found innovative ways to cut the preamble short and get to the point.

Uh-oh, looks like those email applications threaten the very existence
of humanity, and since people are inherently no damn good, we ought to
rescind the constutition and impose a perfect, permanent Big Brother
network to keep an eye on every last one of us suspcicious characters,
to make sure nobody ever replies to a piece of email ever again.

BTW: How do you know I DIDN't type it all in by hand????? ;) I'm a
pretty good typist..

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