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Subject: Re: Eddison v. Tolkien
From: mimus <mimu...@gmail.com>
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On Oct 13, 5:44=A0pm, Walter Bushell <pr...@panix.com> wrote:
> In article
> =A0mimus <mimu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Oct 7, 7:48 pm, wdst...@panix.com (William December Starr) wrote:
> > > In article
> > > <ccaf294f-6ff8-4a8b-9d2d-236033aa3...@u19g2000yqo.googlegroups.com>,
> > > "art...@yahoo.com" <art...@yahoo.com> said:
> > > > I need to learn to spell. I was thinking this was Edison Vs
> > > > Tolkien. But I suspect Gandalf would have favored Tesla.
> > > Wouldn't Gandalf have hated them both, under the "Technological
> > > advancement is EVIL!" doctrine?
> > Funny how swords were cool but mines and foundries were evil in that
> > world.
> > It apparently made it OK if dwarves and elves did the work.
> We started becoming dependent on technology when we started chipping
Things started going downhill after the Eolithic, eh?
Leaning to talk but not how to stop was bad, too.