Re: Bad memes Re: Opting out of the Sysop scenario?

From: Brian Phillips (
Date: Sun Aug 05 2001 - 12:27:49 MDT

> This whole post really illustrates my frustration in trying to
> communicate about the Sysop. I've worked through it in my mind and
> have a good idea of what it should be like (though I hope to refine
> it more and eventually have the actual Sysop really refine it (yes,
> Eli, this is simplified wording because I'm lazy, but I probably
> spent more effort to explain myself than to say the correct thing
> clearly)), but explaining this complex idea in a way that makes sense
> and doesn't scare people is tough. Good thing I have the list to
> warn me when I start sounding like 'Uncle Joe' Stalin. ;-) Oh, and
> maybe a few more years to write about the Sysop and come up with good
> wording before lots more people start to notice doesn't hurt, either.
> --
> Gordon >
try using an economic analogy..contrasting the Sysop with the InvisibleHand.
It's just there in the background you know..... (flawed yes, soothing..also


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