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Re: <nettime> The Coming War on General Computation
Newmedia on Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:57:54 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> The Coming War on General Computation

I was wondering if there is also a transcription of the Q&A -- since,
as is often the case, that's where the rhetorical "nuance" of the
presentation tends to be expressed.
I believe it was there that Doctorow emphasized the *analogies* of the WAR  
ON DRUGS as well as the one-time practice of WITCH HUNTING to his "War on  
General Computing."
Analogies are extremely powerful devices when you are speaking to a CROWD  
and, analogizing as he did, this seemed to me to be at the heart of 
Doctorow's  "moral" argument.
Mark Stahlman
Brooklyn NY

In a message dated 1/3/2012 7:28:09 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
nettime {AT} kein.org writes:

The Coming War on General Computation Cory Doctorow
doctorow {AT} craphound.com Presented at 28C3


Transcribed  by Joshua Wise joshua {AT} joshuawise.com.

This transcription attempts to be  faithful to the original, but 
disfluencies have generally been removed  (except where they appear to 
contribute to the text). Some words may have  been mangled by the 
transcription; feel free to submit pull requests to  correct them!

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