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Responsibilities of those who live at the hub of the universe (Was Re: FM reception)

We all know that Boston is the hub of the universe. That puts us in a
situation of _having_ to care about what goes on elsewhere. You know what
happens to a spinning wheel when some part of it at the perimiter falls off
(or even if mud gets caked on near the perimeter). The wheel becomes
unbalanced and starts to vibrate. The vibration can cause severe damage to
the hub. If the hub takes a "not my problem" approach, it soon learns that
what happens elsewhere on the wheel _is_ its problem. So, however onerous
the burden of caring about what happens elsewhere may seem, we accepted that
responsibility when we chose to live in the most important place in the
universe. Sorry to have to break the news, but that's just the way the
world--oops--universe turns.

Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
617-558-4205, eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: Jeremy Mixer <mixer@zoso.net>
To: Adam Rivers <adamrivers@prodigy.net>
Cc: Garrett Wollman <wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>;
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2001 2:01 AM
Subject: RE: FM reception

> On Fri, 17 Aug 2001, Adam Rivers wrote:
> > but do you really CARE what's happening 500 miles away? I don't. you
> > this list to talk about new england and new york.
> I agree- honestly the only reason I am here is to discuss Maine
> radio....and maybe as far south as Boston....that's all I go. However, it
> doesn;t bother me when the discussion is about COnnecticut, New York, or
> even Baltimore for that matter. Let's just drop the whole tower thread, so
> many of those towers are not in the northeast.....so they're not relevent.
> Who cares about the tower in New Jersey that is 34.5 miles high and built
> by monkeys? It's not in New England!!!!!!!
> ok sarcasm mode off, I really have no opinion one way or the other :) I
> just read this list for the Maine stuff and to keep an eye on
> Boston....that's it!
> Jeremy