[ExI] abandoning hope

Spike spike66 at att.net
Sun Oct 28 20:40:00 UTC 2007

> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Damien Broderick
> Subject: [ExI] abandoning hope
> > >Abandon hope all ye who enter here
> >
> >No, damn it!
> >
> >"Abandon ALL hope, ye who enter here."
> >
> >Actually, it is "*any* hope".
> >
> >Stefano Vaj
> That's not really the point, which is that in popular
> English-language [mis]usage ...which weakens the absolute terror ...
> Damien Broderick

Ja, there was meaning lost in translation.  Dante was urging hell-goers to
abandon irrational exuberance.  The hell-bound newbies should concentrate
their assets in precious metals, hedge funds and the more bearishly oriented


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