Jesse Berst gets it. The promise of the web lies in turning it inside out. That’s what it’s always been about, whether “it” is media in general or the WWW specifically. The WWW gets us part way there; fast, always on, internet connections take it a bit further. Symmetrical high speed connections (still rare) take us even further. And the software – whether it’s Gnutella, SETI@home, or whatever – goes still further. It’s also about relationships, not information per se – but at this level, information is a relationship.
Until just now
I had forgotten about the Usenet Oracle, now known as the Internet Oracle.
The New York Times has published an excellent story summing up the many issues surrounding privacy on the net, by Jeffrey Rosen.
to the DNS system. That’s all. I was unreachable for an hour or so because of this today.
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