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Re: WWW: Interoperability Crisis?

From: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 18:29:41 +0000 (GMT)
To: www-html@w3.org, www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0101211824130.17760-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

hmm... http://www.landfield.com/faqs/usenet/legends/godwin/
"How to post about Nazis and get away with it - the Godwin's Law FAQ"...

	As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison
        involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

See also 'imminent death of www/usenet/internet predicted' and other
periodic crisis warnings...


On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, Wilbur Streett wrote:

> At 12:44 PM 1/21/01 -0500, Brian Milloy wrote:
> >> I don't know anyone with a disability, so I don't see why I should care
> >> about them. They can't be that important, right? Why don't they just ask a
> >> friend to tell them what stuff looks like? It's there problem, not mine.
> >
> >I too, hesitated briefly about whether or not to dignify the above comment
> with
> >a response. However, I cannot resist sharing the the following comparison
> that
> >crossed my mind. Imagine applying the same sentiment to some of the
> atrocities
> >that occurred during World War II.
> >"I don't know any Jews, so I don't see why I should care about them..." etc.,
> >etc.
> My grandmother died on tuesday.  She was living in a home for the blind.
> She spent time in a concentration camp along with my mother.  Neither one
> of them were Jewish.  Most of the people that died in WWII were not Jewish.
>  But then my grandfather went off to a concentration camp for doing exactly
> the same thing to his neighbor's son that he had done to the German's that
> came to his door, giving them food.
> >Where the devil is this man's humanity? How sad and self-centered.
> Look in to the mirror lately?  
> If you want to help the blind do it yourself, don't force the burden onto
> others.
> Wilbur
>      --------------------------------------------
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