Re: Lets Move HotWired Thread to alt.extropians

Russell Whitaker (
Fri, 23 Aug 1996 15:38:28 -0700

On Aug 22, 12:23am, Chris Hind wrote this (quoted with ">"):


> So lets convince hotwired to put up one last post to notify users that the
> discussion is to be continued on alt.extropians. The public exploitation of
> extropian principles should be used to spread the memes due to it being a
> VERY SUCCESSFUL strategy which has been used quite successfully by the great
> religions of the world as "Witnessing" but extropians aren't NEARLY as
> annoying and allow people to come to them rather then them coming to the
> people. If we study memes and copy their replication patterns and methods,
> with the rationality and logic extropians profess, we may under 5 years
> annihalate religion from the face of the planet!!

You are kidding, aren't you? 5 years?

Besides which, seen from my own extropian perspective, it's
unnecessarily bellicose to talk of annihilation of competing
memesets. Better to speak of ours "outcompeting" theirs.

> I have also seen great
> interest in the IRC channels expecially among the technically-minded.
>-- End of quoted excerpt from Chris Hind

Even the "technically-minded" on the IRC channels have the
attention span of goldfish. Sorry, this is just a reaction to
my experience on the HotWired Chat today, where I logged in
expecting high-quality interaction related to the More/Borsook
debate, and instead saw 'wannafuck?' messages aimed at the
few women in the room.


"Here the ways of men part:  if you wish to strive for peace of
 soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee
 to truth, then inquire..."  - Nietzsche

Russell Earl Whitaker Webmaster, Silicon Junction Silicon Graphics, Inc. Mountain View, CA ===============================================================