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An Open Letter To Paul Di Filippo

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When even SF Murphy recognises there is a problem, just how far from the pack have you strayed?

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Written by Martin

5 August 2009 at 12:14

Posted in genre wars, sf

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  1. Ha! Yes, I rather noticed that too.

    Peter Hollo

    5 August 2009 at 12:46

  2. Off topic – I was glad to see you kill that stupid Daily Express story on metafilter.

    Alison

    5 August 2009 at 13:42

  3. Government policy is often questionable but reporting of policy is often so bad that it makes it impossible to have a sensible debate. And as for the people who read that reporting…

    It was a real shame to see places like Wired just picking up the Sunday Express report verbatim and that so many commenters on MetaFilter just mindlessly lapped it up. As I mentioned, this is why Doctorow winds me up so much, the lack of basic critical thought.

    Oh God, I’ve just read the comments on the Wired story. I know I shouldn’t be amazed at how stupid people on the internet are but still. Although I did like this one:

    Ed Balls has also proposed legislation to take gullible out of the dictionary (at a cost of one billion pounds, obviously).

    Martin

    5 August 2009 at 14:01

  4. One of my jobs is to answer Ministerial correspondence, where it intersects with what we do, and some of the stuff that gets asked doesn’t stand up to a moment’s thought. People seem to lack intuition about what technology can realistically be used for.

    Alison

    5 August 2009 at 14:16

  5. Di Filippo plays the Osama bin Laden card. I didn’t even know that card was in this deck.

    Martin

    6 August 2009 at 11:35


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