Re: Vegetarianism and Ethics

Natasha V. More (
Sat, 14 Dec 1996 11:27:30 -0700 (MST)

At 12:50 AM 12/14/96 -0800, Chris Hind wrote:

>>From what I've noticed, it appears that many relationships in my local area
>of friends at least that one person is more engineer-like and the other is
>more artistic. These opposites seem to attract more than any other
>opposites I've seen.

The following insightful statement was recentlyt re-posted by Eric Watt Forste:

"I used to put up a lot of resistance to the idea of being a
professional software engineer because it seemed so cold and
abstract. But as the demands of the market and my own desire for
income combined to draw me into that profession like a tractor
beam, I found that creating software or modifying existing software
really does feel much like writing poetry or sculpting (or, as is
unfortunately most often the case, like editing someone else's
poetry or modifying someone else's sculpture). The audience is a
bit limited because the only people who get to really appreciate
the work of most software engineers is other software engineers...
the exception to this last rule is the user-interface engineers,
and I suspect that that's one reason why that is such a popular
line of work within software engineering."

Natasha Vita More
[f/k/a Nancie Clark]
Transhumanist Art Web site
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