In reply to: Re: the web is always there posted by julia scher on April 21, 1996 at 00:45:43:
: : :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.