[ExI] Input for article on "The Extropian Roots of Bitcoin"
mlatorra at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 15:30:03 UTC 2014
Only *one* embarassing post of mine? ;)
On Sep 30, 2014 8:45 AM, "Giulio Prisco" <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mike I just found a very embarrassing old post of yours, send me one
> bitcoin or else.... ;-)
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 4:40 PM, Michael LaTorra <mlatorra at gmail.com>
> > The Extropy archives will indeed be a goldmine for future historians. And
> > Eliezer was correct that the Internet is forever and we ought be careful
> > what we post. When he was a teenager in Chicagoland and about to be
> > out of the nest by his parents, he posted some heartfelt, desperate
> > pleadings. From his current perspective in Silicon Valley, hobnobbing
> > Peter Theil and ruling the roost at MIRI, those old postings might seem
> > embarassing. But we ALL have similarly embarassing postings in our
> pasts. So
> > let's each and all be charitable to one another.
> > Best,
> > Mike LaTorra
> > On Sep 30, 2014 8:03 AM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> >> >... On Behalf Of Mike Dougherty
> >> Subject: Re: [ExI] Input for article on "The Extropian Roots of Bitcoin"
> >> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 4:57 AM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com>
> >> >>... I am writing for a Bitcoin magazine and I want to write an article
> >> >> on
> >> > "The Extropian Roots of Bitcoin." ...
> >> >...If the analogy is that Bitcoin's roots grew from Extropy's fertile
> >> soil...
> >> I can imagine future historians will be mining the Extropy archives for
> >> decades, marveling that it was one of the early meeting places for
> >> future-minded hipsters.
> >> When Eliezer Yudkowsky was a teenager, he used to post a lot here. A
> >> he sometimes said which really astonish me for its insight was along the
> >> lines of "Be careful what you post here, or anywhere. The internet
> >> forgets."
> >> He was right. I may someday regret some of the silliness I posted here,
> >> particularly the comedy, that sex lamas business and the other stuff.
> >> not; I had fun with it then, and would probably laugh again if I read
> >> of the goofiness I posted here a long time ago when I was a mere child
> >> 30
> >> years.
> >> Some of those wordplay storms were hilarious. We don't do those
> >> Remember when anyone would make any funny typo, and of course Damien
> >> Broderick and I would jump on it, then sometimes Max and the other
> >> infamous
> >> punsters, and WOW that was great geek fun.
> >> spike
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