Re: Re: Goo prophylaxis:consensus
Fri, 5 Sep 1997 01:05:23 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 9/4/97 9:45:58 PM, wrote:

>Forrest Bishop writes:
>> As one who considers the burning of the Library at Alexandria to be
>>the most enormous crime in history ....
>Wow! Someone else thinks so too!

I would disagree only in that there have been many other cases of mass
destruction of information in history, like Alexander's destruction of
Persion records, the first Emperor's destruction of pre-existing Chinese
records, the Hindu destruction of the writings of the Indian Atheists, and
the Spanish destruction of Aztec records. So I'm not entirely sure that the
burning of the Library was the worst, although it might have been.