|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 21, 2001, 19:56|
Frank George Valoczy wrote:
> What a useless occupation, I've always thought. But then I've always
> operated on the principle of the barter system, I'll do something for
> someone if I get something in return. Exchange of information like this
> list also falls into this =)
In both cases, one gets to demonstrate one's huge 'nads by showing
how much information one has to give away: the potlatch principle
of the Internet economy.
The difference is that crackers typically don't want to say *how*
they did it, whereas on this list we attempt to educate one another
as fully as possible.
"It is an Inkling's duty to be bored; it is his privilege to
bore on occasion."
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