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Oh, dear...
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Did I reveal “too much information” with my accounting report? Was the post ditched “for my own good,” or did the Bwana Masters put out the hit? Inquiring minds want to know…

It's going down hard, or it's going won easy, but it's going down, regardless…

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Lately, your posts have been getting ever more antagonistic. Do you have some kind of persecution complex? I'm not being nasty, but I think you should seek help.

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Your post has not gone missing on my end at least.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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http://typophile.com/node/96896

Nick (Curtis), people are complaining that the owners of Typophile have been highly negligent for way too long, and you're worried they're going in and removing your threads?

As an aside, I think you need to lower your expectations of empathy from near-total-strangers.

hhp

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...the owners of Typophile have been highly negligent for way too long,

Obviously a POV of one user and not of an owner ;)

If you put yourself in the position of the owner of this Punchcut gig then the Typophile website thing becomes rather entertaining in its entirety. The current rendition of the website, the resignation of Moderators, the constant spam, the endless stream of website improvement/changes suggestions, add to all of that Punchcut's website update posts (are there any???) on their own website ...LOL!

I think the good folks over at Punchcut have a much different POV :)! You hrant and the rest of us are nothing more than digital bacteria in a digital petri dish.

Now that's a POV that I can appreciate.

n.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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I actually can't tell whether you're defending Punchcut or ridiculing them; but I do want to clarify that I myself don't have a major problem with them (considering Typophile is sill much more valuable than any other type site out there, and it's free) but it certainly seems true -as things stand- that they wouldn't be spending the time scouring the many daily threads for moderately problematic trivia.

BTW, all of us are peons in a much, much broader way than merely some type forum.

hhp

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You know, I always find it amusing, when people have difficulties grasping an issue at the high level of complexity, then figure that, clearly, I must be nuts, which I suppose is a valid point of view if you have a small mind…which, unfortunately, most people do. Me, I'm kind of a big picture kind of guy who thinks, perhaps naively, that there are VERY FEW which are, strictly speaking, impossible. What if? Why the hell not?

A radical new approach to font marketing? A uniform, enforceable system of Digital Rights Management? A Global Internet Currency? A system which will revolutionize heating and cooling, and lower energy costs by 75% or more? World Peace? All doable, IMHO…

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No, Ryan—not that stupid shit. A currency that has a fixed value and is NOT traded on any currency exchange, and hence is not subject to fluctuation nor speculation and IS NOT the U.S. dollar. Given that virtually every currency in the world is fiat currency, all it would take is some bold soul to proclaim,“Let there be One Trillion Simoleons (or whatever), and there would be.

Google “vehicle currency”; global interest sales OUTSIDE the U.S. are projected to hit ONE TRILLION DOLLARS this year; effectively managed (automatically, at point-of-sale. just like a Digital Rights Mangement system), the Chancellor of the Exchequer could levy a 1% transaction fee on both buyer and seller (bye-bye, PayPal; hello, $20 billion). For coming up with this brilliant scheme, I ought to be able to collect a measly one percent of THAT two percent—or $200 million a year, give or take. If you wish, you may call me Your Worship.

But that's just crazy talk, right?

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Speculation has legitimate uses, that's all I'm willing to say about the vast and deep world of money. Weren't we discussing how everybody sucks because they won't do what you tell them to?

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No, not at all, Ryan: we were discussing how YOU suck, big time. Let's keep our priorities straight.

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Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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This is very childish.

hhp

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I actually can't tell whether you're defending Punchcut or ridiculing them;

A skill I learnt from Oscar Wilde.

BTW, all of us are peons in a much, much broader way than merely some type forum.

Deep! Word up!!

n.