Ted Kaczynski was RIGHT! - was Re: Yale renames Calhoun College for Grace Hopper
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Feb 15 09:24:28 CST 2017
On 2017-02-15 8:33 AM, william degnan wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:46 PM, Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 14 Feb 2017, Ken Seefried wrote:
>>> I'd be fascinated at a justification for this opinion that squared
>>> with "John C. Calhoun’s legacy as a white supremacist and a national
>>> leader who passionately promoted slavery as a ‘positive good’".
>> And, once he graduated from Yale in 1804, he turned his back on the
>> college, with no further significant involvement, and didn't give them
>> famous alum, before Yale had any other famous alums.
>> I'd say that Grace Hopper had a better legacy.
> Grace Hopper checks all the boxes of an acceptable historical figure,
> today...100 years from now in the midst of an "anti technology" movement
Even if your argument weren't absurd and offensive, Hopper isn't who any
sensible imaginary "anti-tech revolutionary" would go for. They'd
rightly go after the legacy of people like Zuckerberg, Thiel, Altman,
etc who *are* weaponising tech. They won't even remember what Hopper did.
> (Revolutionary Force Bombs IBM Office ... Computerword March 18, 1970)
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