Sebastian Olma, PhD on Tue, 4 Mar 2014 00:28:56 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> cyber-Neelie under German fire

I am not keen on using this adjective but this is truly AWESOME: the conservative German Feuilleton mobilizes Habermas against European cyber-Neelie (Kroes, that is). True, Schirrmacher (the author and editor of the FAZ) being who he is has put on the comforting Dr. Doom coat of cultural pessimism yet I think it is high time someone raises their voice against the infantile twitter (no pun intended) of this particularly pathetic cyborg, who, I believe, is also responsible for creative industries policy in Europe (now subsumed under the so-called 'digital agenda’). In reaction to Kroes’ hilarious wristband vid, the paper in question is publishing an entire series of articles analyzing the ‘digital revolution' (Galison, Mirowski, Habermas). 

I know, this might be weak intellectual rage against the machine but it is welcome nonetheless. Sorry, can’t translate now, perhaps someone else would like to…

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