[conspire] NYLXS Press Release on the OLPC Project

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Thu May 1 10:59:52 PDT 2008

On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 04:37:33PM +0100, Nick Moffitt wrote:
> Ruben Safir:
> > Slice it and dice it as you wish but the word Jihad never has the
> > innocuous meaning such as you described.  
> No, really.  It does.  Would you say that "struggle" only has violent
> connotations in English, because of radical left-wing organizations
> constantly beating the pulpit about "the worker's struggle"?

It doesn't translate to struggle.  Struggle has no connotation.

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"> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt.  I guess you missed that one."

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