From: J. R. Molloy <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
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."
I LIKE that quote. :)
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