1997-01-23 - Re: Thoughts re moderation, filtering, and name changes

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
To: hjk <hjk@ddorf.rhein-ruhr.de>
Message Hash: d6daaa234fe03d3c56e5f3ee3390e6d9887d2ed70b21bc8c63f226684e42983e
Message ID: <32E70250.7D91@gte.net>
Reply To: <Pine.LNX.3.95.970122145822.5838F-100000@alien.ddorf.rhein-ruhr.de>
UTC Datetime: 1997-01-23 06:17:33 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 22:17:33 -0800 (PST)

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 22:17:33 -0800 (PST)
To: hjk <hjk@ddorf.rhein-ruhr.de>
Subject: Re: Thoughts re moderation, filtering, and name changes
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.3.95.970122145822.5838F-100000@alien.ddorf.rhein-ruhr.de>
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hjk wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, Dale Thorn wrote:
> > hjk wrote:

> > Now whatever you think of your fellow citizens, or even those of the
> > USA (to name an example), I'm sure is OK on whatever basis you apply
> > your judgement.  But I guarantee you that the people on the cypherpunks
> > list are no more or less intelligent than the people who vegetate in
> > front of their TV sets every day, right there where you live, in all
> > probability. If you believe that your fellow citizens vote intelligently,
> > then I respond that cypherpunks vote intelligently.  What do you think?

> Well, I thought cypherpunks claim to be elite.

Most of the erstwhile elite types do the ordinary things in a quite
ordinary way.  Get dressed, eat, collect and send e-mail, and so on.

The un-ordinary things (for example) are the thought processes which
take place while typing out a post.  Those thought processes don't
generally intersect directly with the mundane things such as operating
the computer, unless the operations themselves are unusual and demand
the full attention of the person involved.