[FoRK] Alan Kay Interview
gstock at nexcerpt.com
Sat Nov 17 15:02:20 PST 2012
Wow. I had no idea cynicism could consume an entire ~soul~.
The grownups were discussing a rather philosophical topic. While that's
occurring, perhaps you could avoid smashing about, making absurd
comparisons to biological functions?
Unless... you're just ~too~ naturally competitive to grant that?
On 11/17/12 12:53 PM, Bill Kearney wrote:
>> but even some of those get tainted by mindless notions of "competition."
> Please, let's be real. *EVERYTHING* is a competition. From the
> smallest of microorganisms on up.
> Having a civil society hangs on the balancing of tempering the levels
> of competition in ways that try to avoid going over the brink. Anyone
> that thinks otherwise is either hopelessly naïve or trying to convince
> others to be... to gain the upper hand for themselves. Been like that
> forever and will no doubt remain so.
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