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lhaygood at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 08:44:53 PDT 2011
All civilization is a popularity contest. I just wish smart things were more popular than pablum.
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On Aug 11, 2011, at 10:40 AM, "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" <danldo at gmail.com> wrote:
> People, it's just a popularity contest...
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Jeff Wilson <jwilson at clueland.com> wrote:
>> On 8/11/2011 10:09 AM, Lane Haygood wrote:
>>> This has shaken my faith in the correctness of democracy.
>>> I mean, would it be SO terrible to force people into good literature
>>> gulags? Eighteen hours a day, reading away, lulled to silence by the
>>> gentle crack of the overseer's whips?
>>> I mean, people put "The Sword of Truth" and those drecky "Forgotten
>>> Realms" novels ahead of Wolfe and Mieville? They NEED re-education.
>> But who will spin the looms in the interim?
>> Jeff Wilson - jwilson at clueland.com
>> Computational Intelligence Laboratory - Texas A&M Texarkana
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