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Upon reading this article and the attached link, I feel as if its author(s) and myself have read from two entirely different sets of books. Having read: ''The Best of Cordwainer Smith'' and ''Norstrila'', I made the following observations:
 
 
* The Instrumentality is neither intelligent nor wise. Its members are highly stupid and make terrible decision.
 
* Members are chosen, at best, at random, and in any case, without much pre-planning.
 
* The Instrumentality's ''mistakes'' serve the goals of mankind far better than its ''conscious policies''. This is evident in the gradual humanization of the underpeople.
 
 
In short, I saw the Instrumentality as '''farce''', as '''comic relief''', and as '''a parody of
 
the organizations it is compared to in this article.'''
 
 
I know I'm not insane, so I hope to see some responses here. --[[User:L.|L.]] 22:57, 2 October 2005 (UTC)
 
 
:Hmm. I'd say that over the course of their history, they've shown signs of significant foolishness and extraordinary cleverness. Also, even at any particular time, it would appear that some of the Lords are useless or counterproductive but others are almost alarmingly competant. As examples of the latter, we have Jestecost, Sto Odin, and argubly Redlady. 21:22, 16 November 2005 24.241.121.216
 
 
::I have to agree. The Instrumentallity showned in various moments their celverness. Take "The Golden Ship was Oh! Oh! Oh!". When Earth was threatened, the Lords actually decided to protect Earth using a very effective way. 22:16, 23 November 2005 143.200.225.101
 
 
I removed the comparison to the "Plan of Man", since I don't find much resemblance, but I don't see them as merely humorously farcical parodies either. I've addded a lot of material to the page; see what you think of it now. [[User:AnonMoos|AnonMoos]] 20:47, 14 December 2005 (UTC)
 
 
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Removing templates, since no comments here on talk page for almost two weeks. [[User:AnonMoos|AnonMoos]] 02:29, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
 
 
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Just a small trivia: The name Femtiosex is actually Swedish for fifty-six, literally.
 
I propose that this be added to the article, or replaced for the Danish Fem-Seks.
 
Added by Jalumar (Dynamic IP, not a registered user)
 
02:50, 29 October 2006 (GMT+1) (not Summer-time)
 

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