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<nettime> Re: nettime-l-digest V1 #1750
Jody Berland on Wed, 21 Jun 2006 18:54:51 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Re: nettime-l-digest V1 #1750


There seems to have been big tidal waves of events that flowed past me and I 
didn't notice.  How could I have missed Montreal??  I just came back from 
there.

I would like to add my 2c worth to the lurking and working arguments.  I 
don't think anyone should underestimate the fantastic space Nettime has 
opened up or how important it is to keep it going.  But why it is important 
is also why it is hard.  Someone commented that

... with more and more
social noise blaring out of internet-boom-boxes we are moving towards
entropy and inertia; we are increasingly inclined to neither hate, nor love,
just to open up more.... And the more stories we are exposed to, the less 
inclined we are
to take positions. How could we? Knowing that so many view things so
differently.

Personally, I agree that there is too much information coming at me from the 
internet, someone asked me recently how much time I spend on email/internet 
and I said, probably 2 hours a day.  It's ridiculous.  So sometimes I don't 
get to the Nettime postings, and after a while I just sigh and archive them. 
But information overload isn't really why people "don't take positions"-- I 
think it's because of precarity (fear of being outspoken) and overwork 
(burnout) and also because career paths are more and more tied up with the 
issues discussed on the list.  As my colleagues and students become more 
technologically sophisticated, they also get more canny and privatized and 
careful.   That's why we need this list -- to demonstrate to ourselves and 
one another that it is still possible to be intelligent, committed, and even 
polemical about things that matter even when you can't put it on your CV.

Jody Berland


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>nettime-l-digest       Wednesday, June 7 2006       Volume 01 : Number 
>1750
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>Table of Contents:
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>   <nettime> hear ye, hear ye... truce for NNA discussion
>   <nettime> report_on_NNA
>   Re: <nettime> report_on_NNA
>   Re: <nettime> report_on_NNA
>   Re: <nettime> hear ye, hear ye... truce for NNA discussion
>   <nettime> calling all lurkers
>   Re: <nettime> report_on_NNA
>   Re: <nettime> report_on_NNA
>   Re: <nettime> hear ye, hear ye... truce for NNA discussion
>   <nettime> report_on_NNA
>   <nettime> The EU and democratic role for citizen?
>   Re: <nettime> report_on_NNA
>   RE: <nettime> NNA critical openings and closings
>   <nettime> report_on_NNA
>   Re: <nettime> calling all lurkers
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