1996-04-12 - Demonizing the Opposition: Bruce “The Toolman” Taylor

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-04-12 22:15:31 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 13 Apr 1996 06:15:31 +0800

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 1996 06:15:31 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Demonizing the Opposition: Bruce "The Toolman" Taylor
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At CFP96, Bruce Taylor, Brock Meek's "lawyer with brass balls", and Declan
McCullagh's "architect of the CDA" (who seems like a Pretty Stand-Up Guy,
except he wants to tell us how to think), sat on the dias and made
repetitive inflamatory references to a picture of "female genitalia nailed
to a board", and others to a picture of "a penis with a blister on it",
citing them as examples of the Rampant Filth and Corruption We Find on the
Internet Today, Brothers and Sisters, Say Haleluja.

Unfortunately, as hard as I tried to remain true to the Spirit of CFP, and
not Demonize the Opposition, I couldn't help but come up with a spiffy new
moniker for Mr. Taylor, which I will try to remember to use from time to
time, viz.,

Bruce "Penis with a Blister" Taylor
abbreviated PWAB, or "Blister" I suppose

Of course, the CDA-able version of this proposed new handle would be,

Bruce "The Toolman" Taylor
shortened to "Toolie"? "The Tool"? "Toolboy"?


Bob Hettinga

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