Friday, August 12, 2005


Having watched Les Dennis in Extras one might be able to work out why there aren't any Chinese suicide bombers. Or English or American suicide bombers. The ability to put oneself through extreme humiliation renders the other obsolete. Not being able to take oneself too seriously has to be a factor.

Tim Berners-Lee may well have been richer than Bill Gates had he taken out a patent for the WWW. The problem with patents is then you have to worry about defending rights to absolute power.

Apparently, from nature we can learn that altruism and selfishness go hand in hand. How altruistic was Tim Berners Lee really in letting people have the world wide web free? To find the answer someone might have to liken him to a vampire bat that gives blood freely to less fortunate bats. And so it is with our genes. What might appear kindness could well be an act to ensure that something is in it for me.


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