[linux-elitists] Haha, SpamCop lists Debian
D. Joe Anderson
Sat Jul 6 14:04:08 PDT 2002
On Sat, Jul 06, 2002 at 08:58:14PM +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Jul 2002, D. Joe Anderson wrote:
> > student, to the woeful balkanization we have today. When, exactly,
> > did it happen, and is there somewhere I can read about what I missed?
> Try ARPANET and successor protocol suite. But you knew that already, and
> just wanted to be cute.
No. Just wanted to point out yet another instance of "death of the
network imminent. Details at 11."
For a large portion of this "golden age," the only way I had access
via ARPANET-derived protocols was through my affiliation with various
institutions of higher learning. More "golden" for some than others
even still, I suppose. Again, half-empty? Or half-full?
> > Homogeneity grows out of inhomogeneity by one of the components
> > growing as the soon-to-be also-rans wither. Homogeneity doesn't
> > sound like the hallmark of a golden age.
> What happens when you try to reinvent DNA? Everything breaks all over the
In my creation mythology, DNA wasn't invented, so it can't be
reinvented. It evolved. And shit broke, big time, in the process.
That evolution means a lot of messy diversity out there exploring the
far corners of the possible, corners I don't particularly care to go
myself, mind you, but that's how it all works anyway.
But I thought you said the internet is not an organism, anyway, so
what's with the DNA analogy?
BTW, I'm on the list. No need to Cc: really. thanks.
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