pieces of metal and plastic

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Tue Jun 24 03:03:50 1997

On Tue, 24 Jun 1997, e.tedeschi wrote:

> Dear Friends,
> There is no desire from my part to start another flame war (but a
> discussion, yes) but in answer to the many that have expressed (here or
> privately) their total disinterest for the *meaning* the *history* and
> the *culture* behind our collections may I ask them to consider what
> their machines would mean without somebody behind (or rather in front)
> of them. Machines are just pieces of metal and plastic. They mean
> something because they are related to the minds, fingers, emotions,
> life, behaviours and destinies of the people behind them. YOU love so
> much that piece of hadware for what it meant to you (or to somebody else
> you are related with), to your life, to your history of for it meant to
> the history of mankind.
> So I am asking *you*, lover of the hardware to reconsider your thoughts
> and ask yourself what would your collection mean without all of the
> above. I, for one, will be glad to learn that you had second toughts
> about this. In either cases it could be useful to read here your
> motivations.

Do you have a point to make in all this? Seriously, I've been following
this from the beginning and I have yet to understand where this wild hair
up your ass came from. Please, for the love of humanity, stop.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Tue Jun 24 1997 - 03:03:50 BST

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