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Re: nettime: CDA/Barlow
John Perry Barlow on Wed, 3 Jul 96 00:23 MDT


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Re: nettime: CDA/Barlow


At 1:07 PM -0600 7/1/96, Andreas Broeckmann wrote:
>even Barlow himself indicated that it
>might be untenable in its present form.


I'm not sure I said that. I did admit that I might have said it better. But
I will stick with the fundamental premise of the Declaration, a premise
supported by the Judges in Philadelphia: No single existing world
government has the right, the authority, or the ability to stifle the Great
Conversation of Cyberspace.


>Both statements, the CDA and the
>Declaration, seem to have neglected very important aspects of the reality
>of global network communication, its nature, its diversity, and its
>limitations.

Of the various insults I've endured over this, Andreas, I'd have to say
that comparing my Declaration with the CDA is about the nastiest. Kindly
illuminate how I neglected the reality of global network communication.

Yrs,

John Perry



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