Subject: Re: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 01:24:48 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Ed L Cashin <firstname.lastname@example.org> | My mistake. I thought that your point in arguing for the materiality | of information was to strengthen the position that it was a "thing" | that can be owned (and have value). Starting a debate with the possible consequences of the arguments gets you nowhere. It is instead a _very_ useful technique to derail any and all real discussion. /// -- Norway is now run by a priest from the fundamentalist Christian People's Party, the fifth largest party representing one eighth of the electorate. -- Carrying a Swiss Army pocket knife in Oslo, Norway, is a criminal offense.