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Re: <nettime> Geopolitics and internet
Newmedia on Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:03:54 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Geopolitics and internet

Fascinating (one more time around the block with IW) while  *completely* 
missing any discussion of the social impact of TECHNOLOGY . . .  !!
Not a single mention of the INTERNET (so, your title is misleadingly  
wishful) or even of the change from an industrial organization to a  
post-industrial one.  No recognition that television and the Net generate  completely 
different behaviors and attitudes.  It doesn't seem this guy has  been paying 
much attention.
Wallerstein has indeed been writing about this for 40 years but so were  
MANY others -- starting in the 1950s (when the "social-scientification" he  
mentions began -- funded by "Rockefeller" et al), through the 1960s (when the  
pent-up tensions broke out, leading to the 1969 Bilderberg meeting on 
"social  change," w/ Daniel Bell and Marshall McLuhan invited to "explain" what 
was going  on), into the 1970s (w/ the explosion of "futurist" manifestos, 
including  Toffler et al).
We forget this history at our own peril and saying the same thing  
over-and-over -- while missing the underlying drive of these changes -- is just  
Mark Stahlman
Brooklyn NY

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