Stephen D. Williams
<sdw at lig.net> on
Tue May 22 20:45:16 PDT 2007
Good points. You are right, generally. Some of us have felt the heat
plenty and are rebuilding risk points and strategizing for another go,
sitting on a board, riding out the little waves, watching for a big one
that we like.
That covers startups, etc. On the other hand, sometimes you can
recognize and leverage tipping points without it being an all-out
all-consuming venture. Well constructed mime infections and tools, a la
Harry Seldon  and Republican methods of renaming-to-bias, can make a
Are we so equipped? Maybe.
More likely, some of us will determine useful goals and just work toward
them, more or less, as individuals. We should, however, explore the
group / cooperative thing if there's interest.
J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
> I would refute a tacit assumption you are making with the following
> observation: almost no one is as interesting, intelligent,
> disciplined, and ambitious in meatspace as they appear to be when
> chatting on a mailing list. Real evil conspiracies do not survive
> weak links and require a very special kind of person, though any old
> sociopath will work in a pinch. Most people on this list are Evil
> Conspiracy material in the same way that most people are Startup
> Entrepreneur material; just about everyone thinks they have the mettle
> required, but few actually do or survive long enough to learn their
> lessons and develop it. Naturally, no one here thinks I'm talking
> about them, myself included. ;-)
> Another observation I'd make is that people who are getting things
> done never have time to talk about it. And when they do talk about
> it, it is usually toward some larger end. In short, plotting the
> ultimate future of the human race involves working with people not
> prone to idle chitchat. Just me writing this email means that
> innocent kittens will die and beer will go flat when it did not have
> to be that way. Seriously, my most productive Conspiracy Approved
> times have been when I'm completely focused on getting things done
> rather than focusing on talking about Conspiracy; I still talk, but it
> is implementation and strategic planning of elements. No one will be
> laughing when I corner the Internet Pet Food market.
> In short, if you are deadly serious then this is the wrong forum.
> Long-term implementation requires consistent and unrelenting
> execution, which requires all sorts of tedium not well suited for a
> mailing list. IMHO, of course.
> J. Andrew Rogers
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