Re: Eugene's nuclear threat

From: Darin Sunley (
Date: Sun Oct 01 2000 - 00:23:39 MDT

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From: J. R. Molloy <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, September 29, 2000 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: Eugene's nuclear threat

>Why do intellectuals so often want to impose their fascist schemes on
>Is it because they think people are too stupid to know any better?

I work in help desk technical support.
In defense of intellectuals everywhere, I get asked to impose my "fascist
schemes" on people every day, and they thank me for it.

"No, whenever you quit a Macintosh application you have to use the quit
option in the menu, otherwise you end up having no idea what is actually
running at any given moment."

Every day I hope and pray that my experience: that people have no ability or
even desire to think in terms of abstract patterns, is a result of selection
bias in the people I come in contact with ,and that the major users of tech
support services are a minority among computer owners.

Market research does not bear out my hopeful fantasy.

>"Americas' at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the
>system, and it's too early to shoot the bastards."
>Claire Wolfe

I LIKE that quote. :)

Darin Sunley

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