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Florian Cramer on Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:05:39 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> It’s Been 20 Years Since This Man De


   What is needed, above all, is a thorough critique and abandonment of
   the colonialist trope of "cyberspace".

   Florian

  On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 2:48 PM, nettime's nostalic historian <nettime {AT} bbs.thing.net> wrote:

     Andy Greenberg, 02.08.16.
     http://www.wired.com/2016/02/its-been-20-years-since-this-man-declared-cyberspace-independence/

     It's Been 20 Years Since This Man Declared Cyberspace Independence
     When digital dystopians and critics of Internet libertarians need a
     rhetorical dart board, they often pull out a document written by John
     Perry Barlow, co-founder of the nonprofit Electronic Frontier
     Foundation, a former cattle rancher and Grateful Dead lyricist. On
     this day in 1996, Barlow sat down in front of a clunky Apple laptop
     and typed out one very controversial email, now known as the
     "Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace," a manifesto with a
     simple message: Governments don't -- and can't -- govern the Internet.
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