What is this "Spike" and why does Robert Bradbury make scientists nervous?

john grigg (starman125@hotmail.com)
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 19:24:50 PST

R. From: "Robert J. Bradbury" <bradbury@www.aeiveos.com> Subject: Re: THE SPIKE in the USA by end of 2000

On Sat, 11 Dec 1999 GBurch1@aol.com wrote:

>Be sure to see the review of The Spike at Extropy Online magazine. (And
>the title never made ME think of Vlad the Impaler . . .)

I am not responsible for those individuals who are of sufficiently limited experience that their box doesn't include a *very* wide range of possibilities. *Or* it might simply be that their box includes such a large amount of "flatness" that something the size of a stake on which people could be impaled simply gets dwarfed into unnoticibility.
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Why I thought it was the "Spike Jones autobiography!" I thought for sure he had written his memoirs and they were getting the due respect they deserved. And now I find out it's a novel by Damien Broderick to be published in the U.S.!

Now was Vlad the Impaler very extropian? I hate to think he was! We each have differing boxes as we go through life and they do change.

I read about you in "Wired." Making respectable scientists sweat huh? So if I go to the next Extro conference I am going to be one of many Larry Flynts! I'd rather be a Hugh Hefner.

best regards,

John Grigg

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