Wed, 11 Dec 2002 15:42:32 GMT
[Posted to Random Bytes on December 11, 2002 10:42 AM| Links to this post ]
I like Brett's principles better. While the BC is well intentioned, their comments are reminiscent of soviet style central planning. Howard Zinn (a noted lefist and people's historian according to Google ;) once stated something to the effect of it being difficult to weigh the pro's and con's of "important decisions" (he was talking about Stalin killing peasants in the pursuit of industrialization, but his point is still important) when the con's are not mentioned or quickly mentioned. While the BC has obviously put a lot of thought into what they've said in this document, I don't get the sense that they have put a lot time into analysing the pro's and con's. The paper as presented promotes bland predictability at the expense of durability, longevity and intrinsic value. Maybe I'll have some more comments on this later.
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