July 14, 2006

a word on civility

that i left at euan's.

Civil is a cop out. Civil is one of those words that can be used to shame anyone with a differing opinion.

Uncivilized is what one part of the world calls another part of the world. It is a divisive word, and it has nothing to do with the net.

Let the net remain uncivilized and brilliant and dangerous and nasty and healthy and amateurish and childish WHILE AT THE SAME TIME offering a pathway for humans doing business to connect and get shit done.

The net offers layers of communication and connectivity--a single medium that can bring instant lifesaving data to the OR during a difficult medical procedure AND deliver a realtime suicide to the desktop -- in the same instant.

It's bigger than civil.

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