[ExI] It looks like Craig Wright was Bitcoins creator
ddraig at gmail.com
Wed May 4 00:31:07 UTC 2016
On 3 May 2016 at 16:56, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> On 2016-05-03 02:59, ddraig wrote:
> Then again I sometimes feel a large proportion of the more interesting
> people on the internet have been on this list at one point or another.
> I think that when the history of this era is written, this list will be
> mentioned as an important intellectual forum. And then people will all
> think we were standing around the salon in togas, having erudite
> conversations. Nobody will remember flamewars about gun rights or punfests.
> I suspect the same is true for our historical writing - the Greek symposia
> did leave hints in the form of messy drinking games (kottabos, anyone?)
Also you have to remember that very little of ancient history comes to us
directly, it comes via various recopyings and translations, with many
opportunities for fanboys to rewrite things to make the OP sound more
interesting, noble, etc. I was reading 'Black Swan' by Nassim Taleb this
morning, and he says "we only have a single contemporary reference to Jesus
of Nazareth - in 'The Jewish Wars of Josephus' - which may itself have been
added later by a devout copyist".
Who knows how impressive we will look to future internet historians? I'm
hoping they'll clean up my grammar and include at least passing reference
to my habit of going out with supermodels.
ddraig at pobox.com irc.bluesphereweb.com #dna
our aim is wakefulness, our enemy is dreamless sleep
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