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When we begin to compare our 'knowledge' to the 
'memory' of the web, we have completely validated 
Bob's point.


exemplifies the issue.  The web isn't that smart.

At some point around 0 BCE, the advent of new writing 
systems caused western civilization to lose its memory 
of former writing skills and thus much of its history.  It 
was only the accidental discovery of the stone outside 
Rosetta and the diligence of a French linguist that 
restored them and even then, what the Alexandrian 
zealot had not burned, the French calvary busily 

The web zealots are the modern version of those mobs. 
Wrong was made right by frequency, self-selection, 
and the lack of respect of the recently empowered. 
History does not honor them.  It knows them for the 
villains they became.


From: Danny Ayers [mailto:danny666@virgilio.it]

Sorry Bob, but I for one am totally ignorant of all this. But I don't 
feel too bad about it as Google doesn't seem to have a clue about it 
either - your post is already #18 hit for "CP/OSS".


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