Re: NodeNet: how not to scare away experts

Michael Nielsen (
Thu, 4 Jun 1998 17:49:37 -0600 (MDT)

On Thu, 4 Jun 1998, Alex Future Bokov wrote:

> I hope the nodes become respected fora in their fields (with a
> strong but intangible Extropian slant) rather than outlets for raw
> propoganda.

I'm curious as to how you plan to attract experts to use the nodes. Why
should they use ExI's system when other perfectly good systems exist? I
know many of my own most productive research discussions with other
people involved in quantum computing go on in email; sometimes quite a
large group of researchers is involved in a single discussion. What would I
gain from using ExI's system over this system of discussion?

Michale Nielsen

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