[conspire] NYLXS Press Release on the OLPC Project
daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Thu May 1 23:38:52 PDT 2008
On Thu, 01 May 2008 23:57:17 -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> Knowledge and wisdom are social goods. We, as a society, pay heavily for
> armed, uneducated young men (and occasionally women) who have no stake in
> the society. We need to get young men and women socialized to expect that
> they have a future. There are a lot of nihilists with guns out there who
> expect that they will be dead by age 25. An Internet connection is not a
> panacea, but it is a step in the right direction.
That's a pretty loaded statement considering what the word "nihilist"
meant in the late 19th century. It's even more loaded considering that you
evidently believe nihilists with guns to be somehow more threatening than
nihilists without guns. After all, the pen is mightier than the sword....
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