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Re: Los Angeles Times article on Helsingius and anon.penet.fi
At 06:04 PM 9/9/96 +0800, Enzo Michelangeli wrote:
>On Mon, 9 Sep 1996, Gary Howland wrote:
>> Enzo Michelangeli wrote:
>> > Perhaps, but defamation is an issue that can't be ignored either,
>> > especially if one tries to build systems based on reputation.
>> It _is_ an issue that can be ignored - if the "defamer" backs up his
>> claims, then fine, the claims can be shown to be valid, otherwise ignore
>> those claims. Simple.
>I and you may well choose to do so, but the vast majority of the human
>beings believe just anything that is repeated loud and long enough.
>Otherwise, nobody would hire PR and pay for advertisement, politicians
>wouln't be fedwith taxpayer's money, Bosnians would trade goods instead
>of gunshots, etc. I'm personally not interested in conjuring up the latest
>utopia for a minoritarian sect of illuminati: I need to live in the real
>world, and push for viable solutions that change it for better, now.
One viable solution you can push for: educate the 'vast majority' to
understand that these wordstreams have no mojo, that skepticism is a
surivival skill in the 'Information Age.'
Jon Lebkowsky <[email protected]> FAX (512)444-2693 http://www.well.com/~jonl
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