That\’s the implication here.
No, I\’m not, sorry. Some things are done just for the pure joy of it all.
Utility maximisation as the economists call it.
Update….lovely comment over there:
This is absolutely fascinating Richard – if the attacks by right-wing “libertarians” (I’m putting that in inverted commas because if their objective is to eliminate dissent from anyone who doesn’t share their POV then they’re anything BUT libertarian) on your blog are part of the same pattern, it explains a lot.
There really is a certain logic fail here.
The original complaint is about a group voting down stories on Digg so that they never see the front page and thus never get any publicity or traction.
Apparently this is now the same as my drawing attention to Ritchie\’s views so that more people see them and are able to discuss them and consider them.
Giving something publicity is now the same as denying something publicity?