[linux-elitists] random questions

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Thu Dec 6 15:59:35 PST 2001


on Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 01:12:16PM -0800, Deirdre Saoirse Moen (deirdre@deirdre.net) wrote:
> At 1:03 PM -0800 12/6/01, Rick Moen wrote:
> >begin Don Marti Uses GIFs on the Sly quotation:
> 
> >> Why does Silicon Valley, which is full of the high-tech elite, have
> >> the deadly dull "The Tech" museum, while the latte-drinking artistes
> >> of San Francisco have the majorly kick-ass Exploratorium?
> 
> > The Exploratorium was a nearly uniquely inspired brainchild of Frank
> > Oppenheimer's, and he had an amazing talent for drawing in and inspiring
> > other creative and enthusiastic people -- all of those who weren't
> > already across the Bay at the Lawrence Hall of Science.  Also, that big,
> > honking space in the Palace of Fine Arts, and the building itself,
> > probably proved an irresistable Art Moderne tabula rasa for the right
> > sort of people.

<...>

> The Exploratorium is *inclusive*.
> The Tech Museum is *exclusive*.

See Feynman: Princeton v. MIT (accelerators).
Lessig:  East coast v. west coast.
Disneyland vs. Yosemite.
AOL v. Internet.

The principles are ground-up, inclusive, and free-form, vs.
top-down, exclusive, and fixed-form.  I know which I prefer.

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