Re: Technology as Dribble Glass

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 17:42:17 -0800

> From: Anders Sandberg <>

> I think less drastic measures are more effective (if you remove one
> idiot, two takes his place); we should both demand better designs
> and try to promote good design (as you all know, I'm constantly
> cheering HCI as one of the most important >H areas). We need both
> positive and negative fitness gradients.

Hm... I assume you are regarding HCI as one of the negative
gradients, as they have never designed anything which would not be
counterproductive to their alleged purpose.

Or perhaps you have some inside knowledge about their TRUE purpose?
(There are enough people in that group, of sufficient intelligence,
that I cannot believe ALL of them are unaware of how their public
actions oppose their public purpose. Unfortunately, the alternative
belief is that some of them -- and I don't know which ones -- are
committing intellectual fraud rather than intellectual error.)

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