Re: When is a raven NOT like a writing desk?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Oct 25 2001 - 09:38:34 MDT

Mike Lorrey wrote:
> "Alex F. Bokov" wrote:
> >
> > Call it downloading, call it theft, call it etaoin shrdlu. The age of
> > whatever you choose to call it is upon us. Perhaps I misnamed this
> > thread. I should have posed it as a question:
> >
> > "In what way is an MP3 file NOT like a lighthouse?"
> >
> > I await your answer.
> You don't have to pick up your MP3 file and drag it a few miles every
> time the shoreline erodes. Deleting an MP3 file doesn't cause the deaths
> of real people, nor can you suicide by jumping off an MP3 file... oh,
> and MP3 files don't have spiral staircases... ;)

Top 10 Reasons Why MP3 Files are Better than Lighthouses:

10. You can't burn 200 lighthouses onto a CD.
 9. Sending a lighthouse from Chicago to London is very expensive.
 8. You don't need to panic if you can't spot your MP3 file.

... oh, forget it.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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