Re: Technology as Dribble Glass

Michael Lorrey (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 06:59:57 -0500

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Steve Witham wrote:
> > [ a very fine post snipped ]
> > Measuring ourselves by dribble-glass standards is not a game I want to be
> > included in, implicitly or not.
> Very well, what should we do? Autodafe the designers? Wipe out criminally
> pointy-haired decision-makers, and the mob which adapts to broken designs
> stampedeing all over the marketplace? Pass me that torch, please.
> This seems about forcing 'good' decisions upon resisting imbecility. About
> memetic engineering. Last time I looked it was not a formal discipline
> still.

Nor is it a forced discipline.

I personally consider that the right to be a stupid idiot as the
paramount, as well as the most exercised right there is in our society
today. While this could also be considered the main problem with society
today, it seems to be the major excape clause in most situations.

> Let's put Machiavelli on a scientific platform.

Or Darwin for that matter. Stupidity in nature has always been a capital

> ciao,
> 'gene
> > --Steve
> >

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------	Inventor of the Lorrey Drive
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