Re: Extropian Principles 3.0: Please comment on new version draft

Geoff Smith (
Fri, 4 Sep 1998 16:41:33 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 4 Sep 1998, Joe Jenkins wrote:

> Maybe its just nostalgia, but I remember liking one of the early (1.?)
> versions of the principles more than any that has come since. I wish
> I would have saved it. What is an effective way to edit a document
> without getting the phenomena of "over editing"?

I'll second that. I especially find the earlier version of the paper on "Dynamic Optimism" to be far superior to the present one. In fact, I was very happy that I kept my old copy, as I would us it exclusively as a way to introduce people to extropian principles... unfortunately the last person I gave it to never gave it back!

I think the "new is better" meme is particularly dangerous for an extropian mind. I know I fall prey to it every once and a while. ;-)