1993-07-28 - Batteries not included

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From: fergp@sytex.com (Paul Ferguson)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-07-28 21:48:43 UTC
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From: fergp@sytex.com (Paul Ferguson)
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 93 14:48:43 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Batteries not included
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On Tue, 27 Jul 1993 11:51:56 -0700,
 Dave Mandle <uunet!pmantis.berkeley.edu!nobody> wrote -
> I considered (for a couple of seconds) responding to P.M.'s
> request, but then decided against it.  I'm sure he's a nice
> guy, but I generally don't trust mainstream journalists too
> much and don't go out of my way to talk to them.  People may
> have actually made a decision not to talk to him, so I
> wouldn't assume it's "apathy" or anything like that.  (I'm
> sensitive about this because people are always accusing
> anti-voting anarchists of "apathy," and that gets us
> hopping mad.)
 While I'm not trying to offend anyone in particular, I think this
 attitude hurts cypherpunks more than it helps us. I called Phil
 Mulivor this morning and had a long chat with him. He seems very
 knowledgeable about the intrinsic value of digital communications
 mediums, especially the Internet.
 Speaking your mind in a public fashion can sometimes help progress,
 Get involved.

Paul Ferguson               |  "Government, even in its best state,
Network Integrator          |   is but a necessary evil; in its worst
Centreville, Virginia USA   |   state, an intolerable one."
fergp@sytex.com             |      - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
         I love my country, but I fear its government.