TO Spike Re: The Assembler

Robert Owen (
Sun, 05 Dec 1999 14:38:06 -0500

Spike Jones wrote:

> [Robert Owen] always deleted forwards etc. of
> >"Nanogirl News" [is that right?] because it either evoked
> >an image of a Borg Barbie or a pseudonym for someone
> >stranger than strange.
> Bob, by doing so you have tossed away a gem. Honestly, the
> nanogirl news is one of the most worthwhile items that
> is posted on extropians. spike

After Gina's reply to my request, I certainly intend to read this publication henceforth.

My comment about "Borg Barbie..." was meant as self-criticism, i.e. to point to a mindless avoidance on my part. Larry Klaes forwards "Nanogirl News" to many of my lists, and my motivation for writing was the growing realization, emphasized by the very complimentary remarks I read about Gina, that I needed to master my prejudice and include this publication in my regular study.

Thank you for your admonition; it was appropriate,


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA