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Re: <nettime> Request to Nettime to be part of DISTRIBUTED CREATIVITY on
Morlock Elloi on Sun, 28 Sep 2003 11:33:04 +0200 (CEST)


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> no defined mechanism for acting as a corporate entity. who do you ask? 
> all of them. what if some say yes, some say maybe, and some say no? well, 
> that's what it is. (i'm not literally recounting our conversation.) 

The moment nettime gets defineable in leadership/representative terms it will
stop being interesting for me.

I think that nettime is one of the few fora that survived plague of
corporisation and is somewhat reminiscent of the early days of Usenet, when,
thanks to pre-selection criteria ("have a computer") in the early days or
heroic moderation attempts that followed on, the space enabled civilised
conversations between almost sapient entities without a particular agenda.

And today nettime does resemble one of few coffee shops I care to visit. The
moment it becomes a party headquaters or someone lays a claim to represent
coffee shop patrons the illusion dissolves.



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