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Re: Spamhaus Exposed

  • From: Paul Jakma
  • Date: Thu Mar 18 17:22:54 2004

On Thu, 18 Mar 2004, Jim Popovitch wrote:

> Hog wash.  You assume that only those two men could do what they
> did.

I dont assume anything, history merely records they did.

If you wish to assume advances are inevitable, fine. It would apply
equally to the advance that started this silly thread, hence had
"America"^Wwhoever not invented the internet, someone else would

We should be as grateful to those americans who invented the internet
as all those others whose work made it possible, regardless where
they came from. It cuts so many ways that ultimately one can only
conclude we should all just be grateful, full stop, and never mind
the inane chest-beating about "without us you wouldnt have ..! you
ungrateful clod!".

America is undoubtedly the preeminent driving force today
economically for technological/scientific progress, as once was the
British Empire, as once was the Arab world, as once was the Roman 
Empire, as once was... etc.. etc.. etc..

> "Mom" (not to be confused with "MoM") is about the only thing your
> logic applies to.  With out her, no one would be here to do the
> things we do.  ;)

Absolutely :)

Anyway, enough of the history lessons, let's just be glad we're here.

> -Jim P.

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