I thank both of you for this input, and I will note that I myself observed
that aspect in one of my later reads of the thing (after a considerable
process of vetting and revisions with a small team of incendiary
rhetoricians, all heavily invested in each dire word, and after commencing
our outreach). But while I will bear this observation in mind when working
on future tracts (exercising full artistic creativity still, mind you), it's
not exactly something the group is gonna get together and revise the sucker
for. So we gotta make do with what we got . . .
Are you guy gonna come? We need your constituency -- we're putting together
all sorts of online activist constituencies with the geeky E2E folks --
trying to make it go come together. YOU can make the difference!
Hey, since you both seem to have responded to the rhetoric short of the
parts you noted, why don't you cook up your own without those passages and
send it to a few people?
Eric Hopper wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 07, 2004 at 10:36:06AM -0800, S. Mike Dierken wrote:
> > This sounds good - up to the non fair-use related points about
> > Microsoft (no easy choice, 'SCO is agent of MS').
> > Bringing that in makes it sound partisan, prejudiced and the general
> > public will immediately sense a vested interest on your part, since
> > they don't particularly care about corporate battles (no matter how it
> > actually invisibly affects them).
> Yes, I think I agree. When I came across that section, I was wondering
> why Microsoft was important enough to mention by name. I realized that
> Palladium and DRM are things Microsoft is very interested in, and
> technologies that have a lot of potential to destroy freedom. But, I
> think it would be best to focus on those, and only mention Microsoft in
> passing, and avoid the anti-trust issues all together, though I agree
> they are very related.
> Have fun (if at all possible),
> "It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
> It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --- Thomas Jefferson
> "Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." -- Mark Twain
> -- Eric Hopper (hopper@... http://www.omnifarious.org/~hopper) --
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