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In the news today, celebrity plastic surgeon killed while tweeting about his
dog while driving over a cliff. It's good when natural selection works
properly.
Gary H. Lucas
"Dave Ault" wrote in message
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> Well I have to admit to being wrong about the value of social media and
> so let
> me explain why.
>
> Being somewhat of an inquiring mind I decided to go and have a look at
> just what
> transpires with all these tweet thangs and so I arrive at Mark's tweets
> from a day
> or so ago. Nestled in the midst of these I find a powerfull but brief
> statement
> from him and it was "Fresh Coffee". Now when I saw him today at the
> Huntsville Summit
> I asked him about this. I made a mildly derogatory statement about people
> who talk
> about sitting on the privy and tweeting it to poke fun at him. But the
> aces alas
> were all in his hands as he smiled and informed me that the coffee tweet
> had generated
> a free coffee maker AND some coffee to boot.
>
> I now concede that the idea of tweets having value IS REAL.
>
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> burhop wrote:
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>>Rick,
>>
>>I'm not saying you should use social media, I'm just asking how people
>>use it in our field. So you really can't argue with me :-)
>>
>>I know what you are saying about there being TOO MANY avenues of
>>communication. Its terribly inefficient and I hate that aspect but I
>>don't really have any control. The only thing people like me can do is
>>go where there customers are talking.
>>
>>Right now, the discussions on CAD are growing very quickly on twitter,
>>linkedin and CAD blogs so I'm very interested to know how CAD users are
>>adapting to this, why this is happening, etc.
>>
>>Mark
>>
>>
>>--
>>burhop
>>
>>Mark Burhop
>>Simulation Product Manager
>>'Siemens PLM Blogger'
>>(http://blog.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/)
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Re: How do you use "social media"?

Trust dog was uninjured ...
"Gary H. Lucas" wrote in message
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> In the news today, celebrity plastic surgeon killed while tweeting about his dog while
> driving over a cliff. It's good when natural selection works properly.
>
> Gary H. Lucas
>
> "Dave Ault" wrote in message news:4c6c7d90$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>>
>> Well I have to admit to being wrong about the value of social media and so let
>> me explain why.
>>
>> Being somewhat of an inquiring mind I decided to go and have a look at just what
>> transpires with all these tweet thangs and so I arrive at Mark's tweets from a day
>> or so ago. Nestled in the midst of these I find a powerfull but brief statement
>> from him and it was "Fresh Coffee". Now when I saw him today at the Huntsville Summit
>> I asked him about this. I made a mildly derogatory statement about people who talk
>> about sitting on the privy and tweeting it to poke fun at him. But the aces alas
>> were all in his hands as he smiled and informed me that the coffee tweet had generated
>> a free coffee maker AND some coffee to boot.
>>
>> I now concede that the idea of tweets having value IS REAL.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> burhop wrote:
>>>
>>>Rick,
>>>
>>>I'm not saying you should use social media, I'm just asking how people
>>>use it in our field. So you really can't argue with me :-)
>>>
>>>I know what you are saying about there being TOO MANY avenues of
>>>communication. Its terribly inefficient and I hate that aspect but I
>>>don't really have any control. The only thing people like me can do is
>>>go where there customers are talking.
>>>
>>>Right now, the discussions on CAD are growing very quickly on twitter,
>>>linkedin and CAD blogs so I'm very interested to know how CAD users are
>>>adapting to this, why this is happening, etc.
>>>
>>>Mark
>>>
>>>
>>>--
>>>burhop
>>>
>>>Mark Burhop
>>>Simulation Product Manager
>>>'Siemens PLM Blogger'
>>>(http://blog.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/)
>>>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>burhop's Profile: http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/member.php?userid=256745
>>>View this thread: http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=43094
>>>

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Re: How do you use "social media"?

[ Edited ]
Yes Darwin would be proud!

On 8/18/2010 10:19 PM, Gary H. Lucas wrote:
> In the news today, celebrity plastic surgeon killed while tweeting about his
> dog while driving over a cliff. It's good when natural selection works
> properly.
>
> Gary H. Lucas
>
> "Dave Ault" wrote in message
> news:4c6c7d90$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
>>
>> Well I have to admit to being wrong about the value of social media and
>> so let
>> me explain why.
>>
>> Being somewhat of an inquiring mind I decided to go and have a look at
>> just what
>> transpires with all these tweet thangs and so I arrive at Mark's tweets
>> from a day
>> or so ago. Nestled in the midst of these I find a powerfull but brief
>> statement
>> from him and it was "Fresh Coffee". Now when I saw him today at the
>> Huntsville Summit
>> I asked him about this. I made a mildly derogatory statement about people
>> who talk
>> about sitting on the privy and tweeting it to poke fun at him. But the
>> aces alas
>> were all in his hands as he smiled and informed me that the coffee tweet
>> had generated
>> a free coffee maker AND some coffee to boot.
>>
>> I now concede that the idea of tweets having value IS REAL.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> burhop wrote:
>>
>>> Rick,
>>>
>>> I'm not saying you should use social media, I'm just asking how people
>>> use it in our field. So you really can't argue with me :-)
>>>
>>> I know what you are saying about there being TOO MANY avenues of
>>> communication. Its terribly inefficient and I hate that aspect but I
>>> don't really have any control. The only thing people like me can do is
>>> go where there customers are talking.
>>>
>>> Right now, the discussions on CAD are growing very quickly on twitter,
>>> linkedin and CAD blogs so I'm very interested to know how CAD users are
>>> adapting to this, why this is happening, etc.
>>>
>>> Mark
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> burhop
>>>
>>> Mark Burhop
>>> Simulation Product Manager
>>> 'Siemens PLM Blogger'
>>> (http://blog.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/)
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> burhop's Profile:
>>> http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/member.php?userid=256745
>>> View this thread: http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=43094
>>>
>>>

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Re: How do you use "social media"?

That's the awesome part. The dog was, indeed, fine.

Trust dog was uninjured ...

Rodney Kirstine
Product Development Engineer
Micron Technology
Boise, ID
rkirstine@micron.com

Re: How do you use "social media"?

Too bad that doesn't happen more often.
Yes, I'm saddened by the death of a celebrity plastic surgeon. What will
mass media do with ugly celebrities? And, of course, am saddened by the
loss of human life. But too many safety conscience, risk averse people
are making policy to protect the idiots. Hey! If they want to kill
themselves, let them. We should not be playing God.

On 8/19/2010 2:56 AM, Bob Mileti wrote:
> Yes Darwin would be proud!
>
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Re: How do you use "social media"?

I wouldn't have a problem if they just killed themselves. For many, there isn't a convenient cliff so they potentially aim at me :-)

Too bad that doesn't happen more often.

Yes, I'm saddened by the death of a celebrity plastic surgeon. What will
mass media do with ugly celebrities? And, of course, am saddened by the
loss of human life. But too many safety conscience, risk averse people
are making policy to protect the idiots. Hey! If they want to kill
themselves, let them. We should not be playing God.


On 8/19/2010 2:56 AM, Bob Mileti wrote:
> Yes Darwin would be proud!
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Re: Darwin Awards

I know you say it with a smile that natural selection works 'properly'. And it does work properly depending on your definition of 'properly'. But in fact, natural selection does not have a purpose. Evolution has no goal. In the sad case of the example of the surgeon who died you might be tempted to conclude that at least this man cannot anymore spread his genes and therefore will have no more children who might otherwise have inherited some of his talents and shortcomings. And since you do not like the idea of dozens of his children driving while texting, you say 'thanks' to evolution. But hey, that's only half the story. There are probably many more drivers who succesfully combine texting with driving without a fatal accident. And since they are so talented multi-taskers, they may be attractive partners and can establish huge families. So they will be generating lots of descendants who will populate the motorways with their ipods of the future.
Whatever the outcome, the individuals with the most favourable genes will prevail. Whether texting or not. Whether you like it or not. There is no goal, no purpose, in evolution.
Reinier Capelle

NX CAM Development

NX CAM Machinery and Automation

Re: Darwin Awards

Supports my theory that Homo Sapiens is an unfortunate genetic
accident ...
Rick
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> I know you say it with a smile that natural selection works 'properly'.
> And it does work properly depending on your definition of 'properly'.
> But in fact, natural selection does not have a purpose. Evolution has no
> goal. In the sad case of the example of the surgeon who died you might
> be tempted to conclude that at least this man cannot anymore spread his
> genes and therefore will have no more children who might otherwise have
> inherited some of his talents and shortcomings. And since you do not
> like the idea of dozens of his children driving while texting, you say
> 'thanks' to evolution. But hey, that's only half the story. There are
> probably many more drivers who succesfully combine texting with driving
> without a fatal accident. And since they are so talented multi-taskers,
> they may be attractive partners and can establish huge families. So they
> will be generating lots of descendants who will populate the motorways
> with their ipods of the future.
> Whatever the outcome, the individuals with the most favourable genes
> will prevail. Whether texting or not. Whether you like it or not. There
> is no goal, no purpose, in evolution.
>
>
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> 5u1fpb
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