Re: Ellison on Loserhood

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From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Date: Tue Aug 15 2000 - 17:45:30 PDT

I think I deserve to be a billionaire, only because
I'd take all my money and build the most awesome
backyard wave pool. Getting up, checking the
surf, and planning your day accordingly becomes
semi-deterministic when you can have 8-12' surf
with the push of a button.

That's just my opinion.


Jeff Bone wrote:
> To put this whole thing another way: the first time I hear a billionaire say "there's more
> to life than money; all the sacrifices and so forth it took to get here weren't worth it"
> I'll shut up and eat my serving of crow. Until then, isn't it kind of silly for all of us
> sub-billionaires to speculate on how devoid of meaning and real value and experience the
> lives of billionaires must be? Isn't it *just possible* that, when we say things like
> "there's more to life than money," it's just a way of making ourselves feel better about not
> having that kind of money?
> jb

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