Re: virus: Swollen Ranks

Dave Pape (
Fri, 05 Mar 1999 00:35:06 -0800

At 02:18 04/03/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Dave wrote:
>>>Does it have to be a 'camp' thing though, as in us against them?
>>Sssssssslightly. Partially. I mean, it's definitely there, though I'm sure
>>if Tim Rhodes EG learns the complex and dry songs of JOM EMIT and sings
>>them consistently for a while, he will be initiated.
>And then, once inside the glittering walls of their irory tower...

Ha ha haaaa! 12 kilos of semtex strapped under your shirt! Your reward in heaven, ha ha!!!

>>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.

Ha ha! Reward in heaven! Praise be!

>The only people who don't believe in the list hierarchy are the ones at the
>bottom of it.

Oi. That was a jibe. Naughty Tim.

Wasn't there some mythical golden age when mailing lists and newsgroups were allegedly less hierarchical than they are now?

Is that because subscribers then formed a specialist tribe of netheads, whereas now netheadedness isn't something that brings people together, it's more a context than a trait, so people on lists have less in common?

Must we therefore make war upon each other?