X-Message-Number: 25543
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 17:20:56 +0100
From: Henri Kluytmans <>
Subject: Re: More of the Duplicates Paradox

In reply to Richard, Jeff Dee writes :

>First, I disagree with your basic premise that duplicate things are 
>necessarily expendable. Do you own two of anything that are (for all 
>practical purposes) identical? I have two effectively identical 
>Dilbert mugs. Does that mean I shouldn't mind at all if you took a 
>sledgehammer to one of them? Of course not.
>Second, our tendency to see extra value in friends and loved ones - 
>the people we know we have things in common with, and who we feel we 
>can rely on, is well known. I submit that this would automatically 
>extend to duplicates who we know for a fact share all of our likes 
>and dislikes.

But when I have to copies of a program on my harddrive.
I wouldn't mind if you would delete one of them. After all, 
I can always make new copies, as long as one copy of the 
information remains.

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