Re: virus: Swollen Ranks

Dave Pape (
Tue, 02 Mar 1999 23:27:09 -0800

At 15:45 02/03/99 -0500, you wrote:
>> >Oh yeh, I'm right with you on that one. Listen, I'll post some of my "lots
>> >of culture is really about status" stuff when I've even half got it
>> >out, then... well, at least it might explain my apparent obsession with
>> >list hierarchy.
>> I think it would be ridiculous for a public email list to even have a
>> hierarchy.
>What?!? If it were not for hierarchies, we wouldn't need the levels meme
>at all. Er, I think that's what I mean...

Hey, I like the cut of your jib! Can we form a temporary linguistic alliance for the purpose of mutually furthering our statuses? Feel free to reject me if your assessment of the social situation causes you to conclude that such an alliance would actually DAMAGE your standing.