> The first (snipped from Dale's post):
>> Monsanto is finally waking up to the fact that they
>> have to bow to public opinion, even if it is wrong.
> Nathan's respone: Dale, are you stating that Monsanto
> belives that public opinion is wrong about this issue
> or that you think public opinion is wrong?
I mainly meant that Monsanto thinks the public is wrong about this. But, I
do too. (Well, I have to qualify that a little, I don't like the idea of
marketing Terminated seed into subsistence agriculture areas where farmers
may want, or need, to save their own seed).
> Shouldn't corporations be accountable to the public
> which grants them the right to exist in the first place?
Besides the ethical imperative, if corporations don't please their customers
they won't survive.
> The second (snipped from Dale's post):
>> Shouldn't you be more gracious in victory? After all,
>> they are doing what environmentalists wanted!
> Nathan's response: My understanding of the opposition to
> Terminator technology was that it represented a broad
> spectrum of civil society from countries around the world.
> I would hardly give the credit entirely to environmentalists.
I know, I know, but what happened IS what environmentalists wanted. So, why
the sour attitude? I guess some think this is part of a big conspiracy, and
that Monsanto has other, unspeakably evil plans to destroy agriculture.
I think the truth has more to do with the technical focus of the engineering
>Comprehending Engineers - Chapter One
> Two engineering students were walking across campus
> when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"
> The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking minding
> my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike.
> She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes
> and said, "Take what you want." "The second engineer nodded
> approvingly, "Good choice; The clothes probably wouldn't have fit."
> I look forward to any thoughts.
> Nathan Boone
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