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OFF-TOPIC: Re: plane crash

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 13, 2001, 12:33
En réponse à David William McKay <dwmckay@...>:

> > And in your particular case for fairly good reason. If the plane going > down was > terrorist then announcing it in the airports could trigger another > phase. At > the very least it could create panic in the airports. (and loss of > airline > ticket sales) >
It's the absence of information that causes panic. Because without information, people try to "fill the holes" as someone said, and usually fill them with pessimistic views. As for loss of airline ticket sales, what is more important, business or people's safety? As for announcing it triggering another phase. Well, I having the screen getting blank is a signal enough!
> None of which is con language. Unless of course you feel the act of > censorship > constituted a meme in a language of sorts. >
This list is renowned for it's ongoing off-topic discussions. Personnally I don't mind. That's what makes this list so different from the others, so unique. As long as the OFF-TOPIC or CHAT tags are put on the title, so that people can filter them if they want, it's not a problem. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.