Re: When was the last time an extropian post changed your life?

Philip Witham (
Tue, 2 Dec 1997 19:11:34 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 30 Nov 1997, Geoff Smith wrote:
> > (Max More)
> > Actually we are about to make a change. To post to the Extropians list you
> > will need to be a member of Extropy Institute, although non-members will be
> I may be a little premature in saying this (since you haven't given your
> "hows and whys"), but I think this decision may turn some good people off
> extropy. Having to pay to join an institute to participate on a
> discussion has a culty feel to it, even if the justification is to reduce

Don't worry about being seen as "culty", the EI has never given an
exclusive impression. S/N is an obvious problem for the net in general.
And if we have to pay to be involved in an intellegent discussion now and
then, it's worth it. It must take some work to keep the EI going. And
by the way, I'm one of those who haven't bothered to pay up. Just lazy.
It'll remind me.