31 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for April 21, 2013
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Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:59:32 -0700 From: Mark Kaminsky <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Do not mention his name Message-ID: <51723CD4.email@example.com> On Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:33:20 -0400, Bill Horne wrote: > Forget him. He deserves no less. There was a really good science fiction story a few years ago (sorry that I cannot supply a citation, but memory says - for whatever that's worth - that it was in Analog magazine), where someone found a gateway to an alternate earth populated by highly civilized Neanderthals. In their culture (among some other very interesting differences from ours), those convicted of a serious crime AND THEIR ENTIRE FAMILIES lost their names (I don't even think that the banned names became vulgar curses, though that may have been a result which just didn't fit into the story). The entire family had to choose some other name (with approval from the record keepers who tracked all the banned names). It led to some incredible family pressure to behave well (and of course, for richer families, there was some incredible pressure to pervert justice to prevent a conviction)! For my part, I would very much like to see that punishment become the law here! Of course, there are lots of things I would love to change - the world would be very different if I were in charge. I just don't know if it would be any better. Mark
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:57:32 -0500 From: Bob Paver <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Do not mention his name Message-ID: <62981585-C6E3-470C-8305-B8142622E83D@thepavers.net> 1) I totally agree with Bill about denying notoriety to terrorists and their ilk. 2) The media frenzy that ensues after a terror attack must end. It serves no useful purpose. Bob Paver firstname.lastname@example.org "Bruce, we can't be successful unless we lie to customers." - Larry Ellison -
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