Subject: Re: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 01:24:48 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Ed L Cashin <>
| 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.