Victor Porlier's take on last week's quarterly y2k summary from the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversiongreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
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"The Prime Minister of Israel recently remarked, "Nothing is more typically American than boiling down issues to slogans and really emptying them of meaning." American political discourse -- and let's be very clear, Y2K is now a political issue -- rewards simplicity over complexity, victory over governing, the positive over the negative, and image over reality."
Y2k a political issue? Just wait!
-- FM (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 28, 1999
FM, Are you sure that you got this one right??the positive over the negative, and image over reality."
In my experience it emphasizes negative over positive.
-- chuck, a Night Driver (email@example.com), April 28, 1999.
The point is certainly debatable. Consider negative campaign ads. Sometimes, those who run them, win the election.
But. . .is that not also because the public perceives the candidate in a positive light, compared to the opponent?
At any rate, the words are Victor Porlier's.
(I just cut and paste!)
-- FM (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 28, 1999.