Organization: School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon
From: email@example.com (Dave
Date: 13 Nov 2004 21:35:13 -0500
On Saturday, November 13, 2004, I was contacted by the original designers
of the "healing instruments" that are manufactured and sold
by the Gentle Wind Project of Kittery, Maine. The designers wish to
make known their concerns about manufacturing defects in the instruments
which could produce unhealthy effects in their users, leading to potentially
serious consequences. They suggest that the instruments not be used
further until proper operation can be verified by suitably trained service
Negative consequences from defective instruments can vary, but one
common syndrome includes a marked increase in gullibility, rendering
the user vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Some users have suffered
serious financial losses as a result.
The designers of the healing instruments got in touch with me because
they were unable to contact the manufacturer directly. For some reason,
John Miller, supreme leader of the Gentle Wind Project, is not responding
to their urgent messages.
As those of you who have visited the Gentle Wind Project web site or
attended a GWP presentation are aware, the instrument designers are
benevolent space aliens from another dimension, whose technology is
incomprehensible to mere humans. They communicated with me telepathically,
as they have done with John Miller. To be sure their communication was
received, they also spelled out a simple message in my bowl of alphabet
Don't let yourself become a victim of "GWP gullibility syndrome".
Act now. Instruments should be wrapped in tinfoil and put aside (keep
out of reach of children) until a service technician has examined them
and certified their proper operation. Alternatively, they may be safely
disposed of in the trash, again after wrapping them in tinfoil.
-- Dave Touretzky: "That's why 'gullible' doesn't appear in the