Geektavists considered harmful.
profrv at nex.net.au
Wed May 5 23:26:05 PDT 1999
Honeywell in Vietnam with the phoenix program.Nuclear launch
codes,PROMIS,the rush of Gadarene geeks to the homeland security troughs
here and in places like China with its Golden shield...I wish the fuck
geeks would stay the hell out of politics.
>>If inventing future technologies makes it more difficult for governments
to levy high taxes and enforce laws banning consensual activities, well,
that's a far more dramatic change than we can ever hope to accomplish
through the political process. In other words, I trust the laws of
mathematics more than I trust laws created by politicians. Obviously, as I
said earlier (http://www.politechbot.com/p-03889.html), I don't recommend
giving up on all forms of non-coding activism. But let's evaluate the costs
and benefits, and recognize when our efforts could be better spent
elsewhere. -Declan <<
Even a CATO cuckoo clocks right twice a day.
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