In reply to: Re: the web is always there posted by julia scher on April 21, 1996 at 00:35:11:
: : : : Hate to be a killjoy but for whom is the
: web "always there?" Aside from the fact that
: web navigator software crashes all the time so
: one cannot easily get "there," many around us have
: no relationship to the Web, or at least not a
: conscious knowledge of how it is encroaching on
: their lives.
: : : :I was suggesting a perverse possibility (or dinosaur)
: ... web-grown virtual citizens
: unaccountable for their actions
: feasting on, invalidating or judging the
: "technological homeless." They (including
: individuals attempting to generate fixed, stable
: outside a virtual world,) might not be protected
: anymore by anonymity.
: "Always there" with rights violations, panic
: enforcement and a Virtual Identity State theme park
: threatening to scuttle, scatter flavor and
: enhance domestic lives.
"Always there" as in creepy police state? Okay, maybe. Or as smothering mother? Or as exuberant Disney-Style Celebration? http:\\yawn.com