Re: JOIN: Joshua Yotty

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Sun Sep 10 2000 - 13:15:57 MDT

Whee how the lives of 16 yr olds have changed since I was there 10 yrs ago :-)
Well, for some of them at least... gotta love the Internet.

P.S. you might enjoy the following lists if you aren't already on them: (or did this also move to

Josh Yotty wrote:
> Hello.
> I have a feeling that I am the youngest member on the list (16 years old;
> tell me if someone is younger). I am going to give a short bio.
> I have always been very intelligent. Ninety-ninth percentile on all those
> boring standardized tests.
> Being in high school SUCKS. I hate it. But, it is a necessary step, and so I
> will have to live through it.
> Mostly what bothers me is that people around me have nothing better to do
> than consume valuable resources and entertain each other.
> I didn't want that job.
> I was incredibly depressed over not so much all the teasing but the thick
> headedness of everybody around me.
> So I figured, heck, why not get a laugh? I went to Ask Jeeves and typed in
> those six words:
> "What is the meaning of life?"
> Expecting to crash the system or something. I don't know.
> I was more than surprised that it came back with an answer. I was intrigued.
> I clicked on it.
> Wow. It made a lot of sense. So I read more. And more.
> And now I'm here, writing this e-mail.
> And that's it. Good bye for now.
> "If we are having an information explosion, then why are people so
> stupid?!??"
> -
> Josh Yotty
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Brian Atkins
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