August Abolins wrote to All <=-
From the back cover of:
The Tangled Web We Weave: Inside The Shadow System That Shapes
the Internet | Hardcover
In this urgent and necessary book, Ball reveals that the
internet is not a neutral force but a massive infrastructure
that reflects the society that created it. And making it work
for--and not against--us must be an endeavor of the people as
We need to all just stop such glorifying of false "gods"
and all learn to live [with] and respect one another :)
Chris H wrote to Brian Rogers <=-
There *are* no Others. My sysop types all this in.
The Internet was a few disparate things before The Money
got wind of it, and began reshaping what it meant (not
what it 'was' since that didn't change enough to quite
We all know what this is: it's the untrained (and largely)
uninterested .. consumer. That's the target. That's the
demographic of interest. /USA_centric_POV_dotcom
I think Heinlein's basic suggestion was: People of (let's
just shorten this to) 'intensive thought and discussion'
will be found to resort to a 'piggyback' method of making
use of infrastructure, for (so-called) 'betterment'
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