L. Todd Masco
cactus at bb.com
Thu Jul 28 22:27:34 PDT 1994
I, for one, believe that the net is unstoppable -- and that no attempt to
censor it will work in the long run (or in the short run), short of
making networking computers illegal and unpopular. If people want
to communicate, they will -- it's no different than day-to-day conversation
in realspace: you can't monitor an entire world of individuals, short of
pretty hefty AI -- even with no encryption.
It's going to be a long and bloody process while people figure this out,
though, and I'm not sure how recognizable our society will be once the
message gets through. I'm considering moving to New Zealand for the
Or at least Texas. [But I'll need money first. Buy some e-books. :)]
L. Todd Masco | Bibliobytes books on computer, on any UNIX host with e-mail
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