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  • No threat (Score:4, Funny)

    by schwern (1528) on 2003.09.18 12:27 (#24314) Homepage Journal

    IMHO, part of the reason people can be so much more rude over email than in person is two reasons, depending on the type of person you are. One is a lack of empathy. We're monkeys that instinctively feel for other monkeys. Without a warm human physically present, we're not inclined to be empathic.

    For some people, this empathy is busted. For them in human-to-human communication there's the implicit threat of physical violence. If you piss me off I might kick you in the balls. Candy bar commercials notwithstanding, nobody's going to fly to your house to kick you in the nuts.

    So I propose the MBM protocol. This is a network protocol to speak to a special device which is federally mandated to come with any network capable device. Simply put, it kicks you in the balls. [penny-arcade.com]