Eugene Leitl opined:
> Damn these monkeys, and their physiognomics fixation. Trust/prestige
> should be based on interaction history, not flexing of facial tissue.
Rats, I can't get this pheromone plug-in to install.
> You could build a building for 10^6 people which is walkable.
That sounds like a place to send (naughty) avatars.
> Monkeys are just too dumb to understand the value of cooperation on
> a large scale.
Geez, 'Gene. Trying to snatch the 'insufferable smugness' title from
I'll probably sound like a hopeless romantic here (which my wife will
find slightly amusing), but allow me to suggest that for the next
anniversary of a close friend's significant event (wedding, birthday,
bat mitzvah, whatever), a real, made-of-atoms rose or a nice card with
your own handwriting on it will be more appreciated than something made
of bits, even ascii art in color. Even animated. And having a star
named after them doesn't cut it either.
That's just a roundabout way of saying that people are people. They
don't always do things rationally, exactly. But there's more to
self-interest than rationality. In some neighborhoods you can sell
pastel wallpaper and ranches; in others, it's got to be flocked silver
and bungalows. There may be no accounting for taste, but your
accounting must take it into account.
Free e-bumper sticker!
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Careful with that fax, Eugene
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