Goodness, right now I wish I wasn't on digest... >Gah! I'm too much of a moderate here. But I give a damn. I'll do my >best to stay above the level of trolling... ----- Hi Ben! ----- Hi Erika! We need to get together for lunch or coffee before my bank account withers down to zero. ----- I don't see opinionated opinions as "trolling," at least not on this list. Isn't trolling equivalent "trolling for flames?" I rarely see flames on the chat. We aren't trolling, we're discussing. eh? ----- When I opened the post the skepticism evident in your comments had me peeved, but the more I thought about it the more I realized that you were doing your best to think it through and that I should dignify your effort by making the same effort. That wasn't my original plan, though. *grin* Cue to FDR: "The only thing we have to fear... is fear itself." And that's why I was peeved. If we're afraid and stay that way, terrorists win. Period, end of line, sentence, paragraph, story. The genesis of the fear doesn't matter. The WTC was destroyed to tear our community apart, and so far it's hard to say if the succeeded or not... I can relate to the fears that you made clear at the end of the post to which I responded, but I wonder about the extent to which they're getting you down. And not just you - a LOT of people. Hell, that includes me. -- Ben Henick Web Author At-Large Managing Editor http://www.io.com/persist1/ http://www.digital-web.com/ persist1 at io.com bmh at digital-web.com -- "Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Pinky?" "I think so, Brain, but... (snort) no, no, it's too stupid." "We will disguise ourselves as a cow." "Oh!" (giggles) "That was it exactly!"