Re: Re: Goo prophylaxis:consensus

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Fri, 5 Sep 1997 02:02:31 -0700 (PDT)

> >> 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.

And aren't we forgetting the Holocaust? The knowledge, skills, culture,
art, businesses, and history of the Jewish people was arguably a greater
amount of information lost than Alexandria. The decimation of the
Americas is probably comparable as well.

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