Quiet-List 1997

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Re: Quiet-List F.A.Q.



In a message dated 97-06-01 14:23:28 EDT, David writes:

<< The definition of noise itself is highly subjective. To some 
    people the roar of an engine is satisfying or thrilling; to 
    others it is an annoyance.   Loud music may be enjoyable 
    or a torment, depending on the listener and the circumstances.  
  >>

      No doubt,  loud "music" provides temporary satisfaction 
      for those who must have it.  The same can be said for 
      cigarette smoke.   Both types of temporary satisfaction
      can do long-term damage for those addicted, and harm
      can be inflicted on others while the addictees are nourishing
      their short-term needs.

      Science can measure and report on the damage done
      to people by excessive noise.   This is what we right-to-
      quiet advocates must focus on, for the issue cannot be
      dismissed as "subjective" or "a matter of personal taste."

            -- Michael
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