Re: virus: Swollen Ranks
Tue, 02 Mar 1999 20:25:34 -0500

Dave Pape wrote:
> 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
> thought
> >> >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.
> >>
> >(Snip)
> >
> >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.

Yeah, I'll bring the virtual fruit basket and erotic poetry... And I don't have any standing.


"Contrariwise", continued Tweedledee, "If it was so, it
might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it
ain't. That's logic."
Lewis Carroll