Patrice Riemens on Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:55:23 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Post-digital

> On 03/03/2014 08:19 PM, Florian Cramer wrote:
>> # What is 'Post-digital'?
> Florian and I have been talking for a long time now about the
> notion of "post-digital", with me being rather skeptical about its
> usefulness. I still am, but Florian's text clarifies a lot for me.

Hi Felix,

There is one context in which Enzensberger's 'cri de coeur' is not a joke,
but makes sense, and I am not really sure HME had not it in mind: that is
if you believe in the likelyhood of an impending 'system collapse' (cf
Paul Virilio's 'accident integral') , in which case all our beloved
technologies are likely collapse as well, either gradually or very fast
indeed, starting with the mother/ motor of all technologies, electricity,
aka 'the grid'. No grid, no cloud, and if & then just kiss your Youtube
addiction goodbye.

I am still somewhat neutral on this issue, mainly because of my 'Asiatic'
history.  Yet I think it should be factored in. In my particular case, I
have experienced that 'technological restraint' has worked out quite fine:
I still don't have a mobile phone.

Cheerio, p+2D!

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