Re: Three Kinds of People

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 15 Jul 1997 22:20:21 -0400

Rick Knight wrote:
> EvMick wrote:
> There are only three types of people . Makers...Takers...and Fakers.
> I forget who said that but I have not a shred of doubt that it's
> true...Engineers are Makers (when they're engineering)...<as are Truck
> Drivers {shameless plug}>...
> Who comprise the other two catagories?
> I'll leave that as an exercise for the student..(hint: parisiteical
> politicians)
> Rick Knight responds:
> Are you isolating your scope to that of the modern Western world? I
> rather like Daniel Quinn's classification of "takers" and "leavers",
> the classic agro-dominant vs. gathering/herding-passive cultures of
> Earth. Would a shepherd be a maker or a taker? Perhaps this is of no
> relevance to the more forward-thinking extropian mind except to point
> out the need to define scope in any hard-wired classification
> exercise. <G>

Such a two class system would describe pre-technological culture just
fine. When writing, permanent structures, and specialization began to
occur, the maker category became necessary to symbolize those who built
newness and were not tied to the wheel of life. THis is why the gods
were so pissed at Prometheus and stuck him on that rock. ;)

			Michael Lorrey
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