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From: Max Eskin <>
Date: Sat Jan 9 18:02:21 1999

On Sat, 9 Jan 1999 wrote:
> Incidentally, I find the diversity on this list a good thing. Hearing
> about machines that I don't know about, or that I thought 'those are a
> poor design' (or worse) about is very interesting to me. So keep on
> talking about them....

I'm actually very surprised and disappointed by this newfound fascism.
We're _collectors_ or _hobbyists_ who are dealing with classic computers,
as well as hanging out on this list for _fun_. The people who shut others
up whenever we go mildly off topic, or when a machine they don't like is
brought up. Maybe there should be a contract for list subscribers. If you
were seeing people discussing something face to face at a party or
club meeting or conference that you didn't like, would you tell them to
shut up? I hope not, though the internet attracts socially inept
creatures. I expect the same level of politeness on the internet, in a
civilized discussion which I define this to be. I will not allow
technology to take humanity away from people, to the extent that I can.

Max Eskin | | AOL: kurtkilgor
Received on Sat Jan 09 1999 - 18:02:21 GMT

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