X-Message-Number: 19427
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 20:18:47 EDT
Subject: Williams effects

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Judging by the journalists' reports, Alcor does indeed have Ted Williams. 
Will this help us much? If I had to guess, I would say just a little. Not 
much, partly because of the family squabble angle and possible pecuniary 
motives, but mostly just because Williams is only a sports figure whose 
opinion on this subject is unlikely to carry any weight with many people. A 
little, because it will direct some extra attention toward us for a bit, and 
some of that will result in memberships.

We (CI) have had a couple dozen media people requesting interviews and mostly 
getting them, including local TV. ABC-TV Evening News had a fairly short 
piece mentioning Alcor. Arguably the biggest splash so far has been AOL, with 
the Williams story prominent as flash-on on their front page late in the day, 
with a link to an interview given by David Ettinger. It got some facts wrong, 
but so far today about 1400 hits on our web site, with results of course yet 
to be known. The local TV, filmed at our facility, was preceded by a phone-in 
vote (75 cents) on whether patients will be revived, yes or no. 36% said yes, 
64% no, and what that means nobody knows either. We have also had a few nasty 

Well, no doubt it's good practice for the inevitable day when someone really 
important and influential is cryopreserved. 

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society


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