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When we begin to compare our 'knowledge' to the
'memory' of the web, we have completely validated
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:email@example.com]
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".