eduardo on Mon, 24 Jun 2002 17:10:10 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> "sorry, this is not real email" (complainers)

Out of all the postings that I read at nettime, I have decided to reply
to one dealing with complaining.  Maybe this makes me a complainer, but
I will explain my position on such a term in the following sentences:

When someone complains it is not always because self-centered expectations
have not been met.  Sometimes people complain out of principle, out of basic
ethical disagreement.

Complaints can be constructive and fruitful if made with a positive attitude,
and if aiming to follow through with actions that will actually lead to

Assuming that everyone is a passive pessimist ("complainer,chef, owner")
can be a problematic generalization -- even in a poetic tongue in chique
playful posting.

And my posting could be called a complaint... but I would rather think of
it as constructive criticism.  With all respect.


Eduardo N.

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