virus: You have nothing to lose but your chains!

Reed Konsler (
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 09:40:42 -0500

>Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 11:40:44 -0800
>From: KMO <>
>Subject: Re: virus: Prisoners my Derrida!
>If Andreas had responded to your "Prisoners my Derrida!" posts with,
>"Reed, I didn't follow the Bertrand Russell or RAND corporation
>references. Could you flesh out these statements so I can better
>understand what you're trying to say before I respond," how would you
>have elaborated on your arguments?

With the same reference.

I would also point out that if you think of both yourself and the Other as criminals and prisoners being asked to "rat out each other" I can imagine that one might chose to defect. The metaphor is one which doesn't engender much trust.

Can we think of a better metaphor? It there a way of describing the so called "prisoner's dillema" which would make cooperation seem the best option: a more, dare I say


  Reed Konsler