Re: Lets Move HotWired Thread to alt.extropians

Chris Hind (
Fri, 23 Aug 1996 08:43:45 -0700

>You are kidding, aren't you? 5 years?
Ok so maybe I was a little over optimistic :)
I guess I was a little euphoric over the success of the current Hotwired thread.

>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.
Yeah but wouldn't outcompeting mean annihilation? We need to spread the meme
as far and wide as possible to get it to the masses as quickly as possible
so as to speed things up even more.

>> 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.

All threads must die eventually. Now that the main debate between Max and
Paulina is over, the thread will wither and die because there is no one to
direct it and prevent it from becoming a general topic zone. Maybe you
joined the thread a little too late. Sorry.