Re: The Book of the Machines (Butler): Introduction

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 08:42:42 -0700 (PDT)

> "Remarkable" is right! Historians of cybernetics should definitely have this
> brought to their attention -- it's a truly amazing passage. I read Erehwon
> 25 years ago or so and, while this material may well have left an unconscious
> imprint on me, I did not recall it at all.
> This should DEFINITELY be in the "extropian canon" of predecessor works.

I don't yet have the post you're responsing to, so you may know this already, but the entire text of _Erewhon_ is available on the web at <>.

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