From: kitepilot@kitepilot.com
> lets put this to rest...
> the only true measure of bitcoin value is whether
> or not a prostitute would accept them as payment.
Man, wisest remark!
Ed have you considered priesthood?   ;-)

=============================================================== From: kitepilot@kitepilot.com ------------------------------------------------------ I have several issues with bitcoins, but my biggest problem is: I can't hold it in my hand! Then, there is more: Whether you (or I) like it or not, it is the future of money. Or at least the future that your government (an mine) wants. Nowadays, it is borderline illegal to hold cash in your hand. Those that will say otherwise, haven't had the pleasure to be confronted on a major highway (like I-10 in AZ or TX) by guys in fatigues sporting long range weapons and barking at you 'let me see your papers' If those fellows find more than a few bucks in your possession, you are invited to a pretty interesting party... Your government (an mine) doesn't like cash because they *CAN'T* track it! And if they can't track it, they can't bite you. Remember: The difference between the Mafia and the IRS, is that the Mafia has a code of honor. I would not be surprise if bitcoins ended up being some sort of conspiracy by someone to render cash obsolete and *SPY* on you. ET PS: The fact that I am paranoid, doesn't mean that they are not after me... John Aldrich writes: