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Re: <nettime> The Arpanet Dialogues Vol. II
Newmedia on Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:19:09 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> The Arpanet Dialogues Vol. II


Ted:
 
Correct -- it's not a HOAX; it' a FLIP (or reversal, see McLuhan's  "Laws 
of Media" and the just published book "Media and Formal Cause").
 
It's an example of the *effects* preceding the *causes* -- all these people 
 SHOULD have been talking to each other, so the ARPANET was invented so 
that  these conversations could happen.
 
Pushing the notion of Cold War researchers talking to each other, which  
being "watched" by their funding agencies, to its *extreme* becomes Fonda  
talking to Ron, with all of us watching.
 
Mark Stahlman
Brooklyn NY
 
 



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