option "c" -- cyberspace

Carl Remick cremick at rlmnet.com
Tue Feb 16 06:16:12 PST 1999

Re Alex's: "Noam Chomsky really debunks these off-the-shelf techno-utopias when he points out that the majority of people in this world don't even have access to a telephone, much less personal computers and the Internet."

Point taken -- I don't want want to sound like some effing IBM ad! I'm simply impressed at what the WWW has done *already* to bring otherwise disparate people together despite those limitations.

Re Alex's: "I think specific programs for liberation are kind of silly, especially ones that concentrate on technology as the primary liberating force."

Jacques Ellul is another of my intellectual heroes, so I'm not normally a fan of technological advance per se. But I must say, I see liberating potential in the Web that I see in no other high-tech tool.

Carl Remick

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