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<nettime> [Nettime] Terrorists or Hostages?
Lachlan Brown on Sun, 1 Jun 2003 22:25:40 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> [Nettime] Terrorists or Hostages?



   Any moderation worth its salt is one thats
   
   not afraid to go to jail, and so I suppose
   
   Nettime did fail post 911.
   
   Personally, I don't think Nettime moderators
   
   knew whether they were terrorists or hostages
   
   and they certainly couldn't create, articulate, mediate
   
   or moderate the ample ground for debate between the
   
   two positions. The list membership is a valuable one, it is
   
   connected, but you really underestimated the connectivity
   
   of Bolders especially during the year after 911.
   
   What it did do during this time was show that there was
   
   the possibility of alternatives to America's fascist future
   
   and it may have helped a little to supply argument to
   
   people elsewhere to deter and refuse that future.
   
   I doubt the original list imagined it might be called into
   
   such a role, so I suppose you did alright.Though you did
   
   tend to refuse people who were more active in this regard than
   
   others. Nettime might also have provided mediation between
   
   net culture and the rest of us in the big wide world a little more
   effectively
   
   than it did teaching people about 'the dark arts' and allowing people
   
   to teach 'the dark artists' what's appropriate (god hate that word ..)
   
   and what's just not on...
   
   
   I like the idea of employing another format (wiki or similar)
   
   though this sounds like more work. I'd be interested in knowing
   
   more about collaborative formats for a list or two I have planned....
   
   eventually.
   
   
   
   Meantime  {AT} = watch the fireworks.
   
   
   Regards,
   
   
   Lachlan
   
   
   
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