The ARPANET Dialogues

This is pretty fantastic.  Imagine a conversation in the 1970s between Yoko Ono, Ayn Rand, Jim Henson and Sidney Nolan.  This is what that conversation would be like...

http://www.arpanetdialogues.net/vol-iv/


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My Favorite Exchange:

Jim Henson: I think Ms. Rand and my character Oscar the Grouch would have a lot to talk about, actually.  I am laughing out loud at this idea.

Ayn Rand: Why would I want to talk to him?  What has he achieved or trying to achieve?

Jim Henson: He has achieved what I think is the ultimate goal of your way of thinking...Isolation. Contempt for other. A hard heart.  Yet even he can muster a bit of empathy every now and then.

Ayn Rand:  I am not isolated.  I have no contempt for others.  Millions of people read my books and find my thought inspirational.  I hardly spend my time on the sidelines in a trash can grumping.

Jim Henson:  Not yet anyway.