RE: noise

Damian Morton (
Mon, 25 Oct 1999 03:17:33 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Long []

> I used to wonder if the ultimate consumer device would have just one
> button: the "no, I want something else" button. There's a good
> argument that we're pretty close to achieving it; I only know of a
> couple of people who catatonically flip through channels in a
> descending sequence.
> -Dave

Hmm, reminds me of a political system I conceived of once: Head of State
chosen by lottery, anyone can enter. You better be good at it though,
because theres a continuous running vote of no confidence in which everyone
can cast their vote once. If you dont resign before the vote turns against
you, bad things happen like: no secret service protection afterwards, no
retirement pay, no official recognition for anything, no gold passes etc