Re: Anti-singularity spam.

From: Ricardo Barreira (
Date: Wed Apr 19 2006 - 07:22:33 MDT

> What he said is that the Internet and the PC aren't any more important
> than many other earlier developments, and that's true. Corporations,
> secure locks, printing, ships that can sail upwind, banks, newspapers,
> rifles, democracy, rights, coal, romanticism, economic theory, the
> Enlightenment, Newton's laws, interchangeable parts, public schools,
> eyeglasses, public libraries, steam power, an end to slavery, the
> tractor and the automatic reaper, street lights, evolution, vaccines,
> electricity, explosives, sanitation, police, tanks, machine guns,
> antibiotics, airplanes, the assembly line, marketing, recorded music,
> radio, quantum mechanics, insurance, income tax, social security,
> phones, nuclear weapons, televisions, cars, indoor plumbing, air
> conditioning, elimination of smallpox, environmentalism, civil rights,
> rockety, globalization - which one of these has been less important
> than the internet or the PC?

So if he puts the matter that way, what is his point after all? What
is his definition of importance and how important is his assertion?
Irony intended...

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