In reply to: Re: the web is always there posted by jennifer terry on April 18, 1996 at 22:31:01:
: :Doncha just get tired of the "global village"
hype that pretends that everyone will be part of
the big, wonderful world wide web? Ever think
about the web as a giant fishing net that catches
all the shards of diversity out in the world,
reels em in and eats em for dinner in a corporate
-sponsored annual stockholders gala? I'm
skeptical about all this one world stuff, and
even though the Web is decentralized in some ways
and would be better if more kinds of people were
on it, it has homogenizing effects that are
perhaps more noticeable now than they will be
once the Web becomes naturalized, or a totally
taken-for-granted part of our lives.
Rite, side by side with wholesale love of TELEMATIQUE
INFOMATIQUE and PRODUCTIQUE, we are deluged by the
possibility of 200 million subscribers recreating
and accepting current physical-world
social structures as net worthy.