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  • Bill Harris
    Jul 31, 2002
      Eduard, I think this qualifies as a cultural activity. It is old stuff to us
      but the greater number of humans have never indulged themselves in anything
      like this instant pin pal game.
      I recently heard a noted art critic say that the world of painting is the
      exercise of valuing dirty canvas against a number of mass produced
      lithographs in a purely arbitrary fashion. Sometimes we do better than that
      here. Bill
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
      To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 1:09 PM
      Subject: RE: [existlist] Not so similar...

      > Bill,
      > << people may go to great lengths to show the
      > primitives as living a superior lifestyle. Give
      > them a stick and let them squat by the fire, they
      > will be back to their IBM`s in a week. >>
      > Well, lets put it this way ... how much of your
      > time [my time] is actually spent in culture. I
      > probably spend half my waking hours in front of a
      > computer. The thought occurred to me that the
      > Neanderthal might spend much more time living his
      > culture. Of course that is hard to qualify .. I
      > mean whether my computers at home and at work are
      > actually culture. But in any case, it would seem
      > to me that the Neanderthal might be more
      > intimately connected. I would grant that I would
      > not like to go back to caveman days ... I am too
      > comfortable and protected here.
      > eduard
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