Gordon Cook on Sun, 17 Aug 1997 19:54:45 +0200 (MET DST)

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<nettime> Follow up on Garrin from Diana McCarty

Cook: Early yesterday I received the following private mail in reponse to
my post on Friday evening that Garrin was becoming tiresome.

Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 18:56:48 +0200
From: Diana McCarty <diana@dial.isys.hu>
To: cook@netaxs.com
Subject: Garrin

Thanks for your post. I've tried for a long time to tell Paul that
his promo material becomes spam and nobody cares if they hear too much.
A rather sad story actually. Name.Space began as a group project. Paul
couldn't wait and did it all alone (and with his secret staff). He has
alienated all that could/would participate and continues to hype himself,
causing the rest of us headaches. I doubt that he will *hear* anything you
have to say, and my guess is that he will ridicule your criticism... but
that's Paul.



Cook: yesterday I asked Diana for permission to post the above message
after stipping the headers so as to make it anonymous. Diana replied:

Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 17:08:41 +0200
From: Diana McCarty <diana@dial.isys.hu>
To: Gordon Cook <cook@netaxs.com>
Subject: Re: Garrin

You have permission and you don't have to remove the identifiying markers.
I've already sent enough of the same to Paul - remember I even hosted an
IRC that he didn't even show up to. Don't get me totally wrong, I like
Paul and his project had potential, but I hate that we, his suppossed
allies, are treated like a giant mass of idiots, and still should be
called to arms in defense of a project that all questions and critiques of
have been ridiculed and ignored. If he doesn't take the *masses* seriously
enough to respect thier questions, how can he expect them to rally around
a project that remains mysterious in its true aims. (It is a perfect media
hype project - oh so 80s)



Cook: I then asked if I might post both together . Diana responded:

Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 19:03:21 +0200
From: Diana McCarty <diana@dial.isys.hu>
To: Gordon Cook <cook@netaxs.com>
Subject: Re: Garrin

please do

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