Re: Artificial Reality

From: Miriam English (
Date: Mon Jul 09 2001 - 23:22:25 MDT

At 07:20 PM 09/07/2001 +0200, Eugene wrote:
>On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, Miriam English wrote:
> > There is this scent in the breeze of late... Do you hear it whispered from
><sniff> <sniff> Hmm. I smell stale office carpet, and cold coffee.

Heheheh :-)
I smell doggy smell... methinks Timmy needs a bath again.

> > time to time?... what the world could be if money went back to being just
> > trading tokens...
>Money *is* trading tokens.

Yes... but it is much more also. Someone with no knowledge or skill or
responsibility can wield enormous power if they happen to have wealth. In
fact it sometimes seems that those with the most money have the least
responsibility and have concentrated all their abilities on developing the
absurd skill of simply accumulating trading tokens.

What once seemed like such a great idea -- trading tokens -- have assumed
an importance way beyond their original purpose.

Of course it is hard to see a way to avoid it becoming so perverted... but
I seem to hear the desire to be able to manage without money, or at least
find a safer system, voiced more often lately.

...but then, maybe it's just me... :-)

Best wishes,

         - Miriam

Q. What is the similarity between an elephant and a grape?
A. They are both purple... except for the elephant.
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