Re: Hacktivism: Synthetic Avatars in Neospace

From Henry Hammond <>
Date Thu, 24 Aug 2000 15:19:02 -0400

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Dear Mr. Visceroth:

Are you trying to attract the attention of Echelon-style survelience
systems, by spouting such dogmatic, anti-socoial rhetoric?  I'm just
wondering what exactly you are getting at with this speech?  Yes, I am
sympathetic to so-called alternative causes, and take part in a bit of
activism myself (hence my inclusion on the hactivist list).  However, you
seem to be looking for a forum to excercise your ability to use a thesaurus,
or to impress us with your <ahem> intelligent prose.  I don't normally take
the time to reply to such threads, but you've compelled me to make an
exception : )  Truth be told, even reasonably decent authors have to be
careful, and if I can drop a reference that seems to relate to your choice
of words, you are no Stephensen, Gibson, or Copeland (in fact, you sound
more like Franco, or Musilini).

You won't like to hear this, but your chosen creative writing style is
precisely what perpetuates the juvenile image of cyber activists....<sorry>.



P.S.  Please don't take this "flame" personally.  For all I know, you
intended on coming accross as you did.  Peace....

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