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Re: Cisco in bed with the commies!

  • From: Scott Landman
  • Date: Tue Jun 17 18:25:41 1997

I always thought that this forum should be politically agnostic.  I would
hope that "religious" arguments be kept to ATM versus Gigabit Ethernet, and
not whether the US government should allow certain technologies (that, by
the way, encourage open and uncensored dialogue) to be exported to
different countries.

If Vadim wants to complain about the capitalistic system, let him go to

I disagreed with you prior on your stance regarding this topic.  Your
moralistic stance was commendable, except that it came about as a direct
attack upon a company, and it came through not as something that should be
measured for its merits, but as a personal attack upon that company, and
your firm belief that other companies would never do such a
thing(specifically Cisco).

On Tue, 17 Jun 1997, Vadim Antonov wrote:
:>  From: Jon Green <[email protected]>
:I understand that this is supposed to be a joke on me,
:but i'd venture to offer the opinion that it is not funny.
:It's way too easy to laugh at something you don't understand.
:It's even easier to show how really ignorant you are in the
:ways of the world beyond your backyard.
:I find it rather sad that at least some professionals in this
:forum do not take time or inclination to learn what the
:social consequences of their actions are, or what that thing
:means for the humanity at large.  Sure, it requires some
:interest in patently non-techy things like history and
:political science.
:Did you ever wonder why most people think Internet is a
:playground for sexually starved asocial nerds?