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October 28, 2010, 04:27:13 AM
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Bitcoin is a Neal Stephenson plot device.

Courtesy of a tweet:

Browsing http://www.bitcoin.org/ - it reads like a Neal Stephenson plot device. #fb - Paul Wright http://twitter.com/wrighty

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October 28, 2010, 05:19:23 AM
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Bitcoin is a Neal Stephenson plot device.

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Browsing http://www.bitcoin.org/ - it reads like a Neal Stephenson plot device. #fb - Paul Wright http://twitter.com/wrighty

lol that deserved a retweet.
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October 29, 2010, 11:22:02 AM
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"Bitcoin is honest, peer-to-peer money"

Or, for those who don't think Bitcoin is currency,

"Inflation is coming. Bitcoin barter tokens are the alternative."
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October 29, 2010, 11:30:48 AM
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"Bitcoin is honest, peer-to-peer money"

Or, for those who don't think Bitcoin is currency,

"Inflation is coming. Bitcoin barter tokens are the alternative."

"barter tokens" is a good way to express it.  Nice.
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October 29, 2010, 01:21:17 PM
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(You can ignore me, it's OK).

Bitcoins are possibly illegal tender you can use to evade taxes and fund criminal activities.
Bitcoins are another reason for the Feds to raid your home.
Bitcoins are like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon, wrapped 'round a large gold brick.
Bitcoins make you go, "hmmm."
Bitcions: 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on your car insurance.
Bitcoin is not your daddy's currency.
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October 29, 2010, 02:13:47 PM
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Buy Viagra with bitcoins and find out what hard currency really is.
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October 29, 2010, 02:47:09 PM
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 Cheesy

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October 29, 2010, 03:30:35 PM
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Buy Viagra with bitcoins and find out what hard currency really is.

hahahahaha
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October 29, 2010, 06:21:03 PM
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"Bitcoin is honest, peer-to-peer money"

Or, for those who don't think Bitcoin is currency,

"Inflation is coming. Bitcoin barter tokens are the alternative."

"barter tokens" is a good way to express it.  Nice.


That's another way of calling it a currency.

I thing this whole attempt to boil Bitcoin down to a soundbite is futile at best, and potentially counterproductive.  Bitcoin doesn't require advocacy.  That will either lead to a bubble or to the early notice of governments.  Tell your freinds and family what you found, tell them what you think that Bitcoin is, and let them decide for themselves.  Get on with your own Bitcoin economy and stop trying to "talk your book".

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
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October 29, 2010, 07:30:08 PM
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Bitcoin: money For the People, By the People. Not the Elites.

(eleven words-- eleven is my favorite number!)

How often do you get the chance to work on a potentially world-changing project?
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October 29, 2010, 10:38:35 PM
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Bitcoin - because You don't need government to tell you when & what you can trade.

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October 30, 2010, 10:35:01 AM
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Bitcoin - because You don't need government.
Fixed that for you.
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October 30, 2010, 11:47:29 AM
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Bitcoin - because You don't need government.
Fixed that for you.

Actually, I think You got that right.

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October 30, 2010, 01:46:15 PM
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Bitcoins are insignificant. You should give yours to me.
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October 30, 2010, 01:50:10 PM
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Bitcoins are a scam, I'll buy you out for a 50% loss.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
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November 01, 2010, 06:11:40 AM
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bitcoinporn

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wow...a porn search that returned no results. Can you believe that? Oh Wait...now this post will show up  Cheesy
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November 01, 2010, 07:13:57 AM
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It's obviously two words, and that gets results, though not particularly good ones.

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November 01, 2010, 12:55:16 PM
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Bitcoins are a way to trade without intermediary on the Internet

Want to see what developers are chatting about? http://bitcoinstats.com/irc/bitcoin-dev/logs/
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November 01, 2010, 10:35:35 PM
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"PayPal sucks. Bitcoin sucks less."
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November 02, 2010, 07:50:51 PM
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"PayPal sucks. Bitcoin sucks less."


"PayPal sucks. Bitcoin sucks less." by several orders of magnitude and then a little more.

15 words.
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