that email...

Michael Ledwidge leddo@drjones.next.com.au
Wed, 23 Oct 1996 17:58:30 +0001 (EST)


On Wed, 23 Oct 1996, Tim Redhead wrote:

>   >> No matter how distressing the message was, I do hope there is not
>   >> the usual media hype on the "Evil Internet".
> 
>   Michael> Blimey! You can't have it both ways. I would have thought
>   Michael> that posting to a high-profile mailing list like link
>   Michael> counts as media nowadays. The beat-up of this issue started
>   Michael> here and somewhere someone has demonstrated a worthwhile
>   Michael> point - this medium is so very ripe for exploitation, even
>   Michael> amoungst the educated. Words without substance never had so
>   Michael> much power.
> 
> I'm having even more trouble understanding the equivalence between the
> BOF-participant's discussion/quest for knowlege, and the
> passer-by's clueless, public parrotting of the BOF keyword-list,
> sans fact of course.
> 
> Nope, I guess I'm just plain confused!

No Mr. Redhead, you're just insulting. My quest for knowledge, as you 
put it, is about more than academic banter, so when I feel fear and 
loathing coming from this list, I'll babble incoherently to sound the alarm. 

Thanx,
	.M.

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