Re: The continuing evolution of business and education

Abraham Moses Genen (
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 21:09:20 -0400

Abraham Moses Genen
Being dedicated to the future progress of humankind
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From: Michael M. Butler <butler@comp*>
Subject: Re: The continuing evolution of business and education
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 1997 12:01 AM

I confess that my attention is limited, too, Mr.
Forste, and that in my experience, simple, direct
speech is prized by most of the people I respect.

Mr. Genen seems to be more attuned to making
orotund, supercilious-sounding pronouncements
than to direct response. Rather like excerpts from
"Yes, Minister". His proud yet veiled description
of his years spent crafting an ever-more-snug
creche of laws for all of us to be cradled in
may point to a cause. OTOH...

Perhaps this obliqueness is evidence that we
really are blessed with a stranger in our midst.
"Didn't know what principled argumentation was..."

Possibly he knows how to decode the 18 hours of
"noise" recorded by a certain head-mounted camera.

Then again, the best way to yank someone's chain
is to pretend you're not doing it. Diplomatic
provocation, more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger,
contrived urbanity, that sort of thing
I suggest we all give Mr. Genen enough chain
that tension is hard to apply. If it's just a
"brainsizing" exercise, he'll tire of it
and wander off soon, if not soon enough.

Meanwhile, step up preparations for Plan B.

Killfiles? Let's not be rude and announce them.

"Interesting thought -- and worth pondering and expanding upon in the
greater social context."


>If my post was "kvetching for the sake of kvetching", then what the hell
>is this? Blathering for the sake of blathering?
>Consider *this* post kvetching for the sake of my not having to start
>using killfiles on the extropians list.
>Eric Watt Forste ++ ++ expectation foils perception -pcd
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Dear Michael and other fellow Extropians:

A long, long time ago a great man named Robert Moses (who accomplished a
great deal despite the continuous criticism of a herd of worthless
do-nothings) told me that no matter what you do or try to do there will
usually be at least three people who will try to stop you from doing that
which you believe is right.

I have no reason to be ashamed of my accomplishments. If anything, I am,
in fact, proud of the many things I've done and/or tried to do in the
public interest.

For those who wish to kvetch, however, that is your right. Please be so
kind and do me the courtesy of advising me what you have actually done
beyond dialogue to advance the cause of the human condition.