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Re: [ontolog-forum] What words mean

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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 09:23:13 -0600
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> I am not going to say anything about the  pain that  lack of  
> political correctness throughout history has brought upon humanity,  
> however, I am sure an application can be built to parse all the  
> politically incorrect statements that exist on the web and modify  
> them accordingly to bring them up to current acceptable standards of  
> ethics (else archived them under 'obsolete' label)    (01)

Not only is the idea technically completely impossible to implement  
but it's, well, kinda creepy.  Who's supposed to decide what's  
offensive?  The Bush administration?  The Chinese gov't?  Your local  
imam?  The suggestion seems to me to amount to the suppression of free  
speech.  I'll take the current anarchy any day, thanks. :-)    (02)

-chris    (03)

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