Fun_People Archive
4 Oct
What's Wrong with this Picture?

Date: Tue,  4 Oct 94 13:36:41 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: What's Wrong with this Picture?

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
From: Wendell Craig Baker <>

>From Scout Report: September 30, 1994 
> Objectivism is a philosophy originated by Ayn Rand, as presented in her 
> works The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, and many others. ... etc

Okay, go to the url, read the presentation there:

> I swear---by my life and my love of it---that I will never live for the
> sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. 
> -- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged 

Okay, pretty famous quote.

It is the inscription on the door to the magic power-tardis thing that John
Galt invented to power his little utopia while they smoked cigarettes with
`$' signs on them and the lights went out in New York.  It had voice recogni-
tion (which he invented too) and that was the basis for the lock on the door.
To get in, you had to repeat those words.  The door would only open if you
really meant what you'd said.  

Okay okay, it was literary device.  She used it to conclude the chapter as
well as the book.  A book on the evils of sharing and not paying for what you
asked from others.  And by extension volunteerism because that leads down the
dark path to the former.

Read further on the web site ...
> The Objectivism WWW Service is being developed by a group of volunteers.

Ahem.  Back to square one for you.


[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []