[Edu-sig] Postmortem of my OSCON talk
ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sat Aug 6 15:09:07 CEST 2005
As I've said before, I don't think there's any stopping this technology
tsunami that's upon us (putting it that way makes it sound like a
disaster). What we can do is manage and adapt to change, not stop it
altogether. I think we're on an evolutionary trajectory that's ultimately
about improving living standards around the world, ending death by
starvation and yadda yadda. In other words, I'm up beat about this
I take you as having found the word "tsunami" as appropriate, not meaning
something bringing disaster - but certainly meaning something which is so
powerful as to be unstoppable and beyond control.
If that is true - and I am not disputing that directly - it is true only to
the extent the roll out is in a form that is unthreatening to the interests
of the world-as-it-is and the power-structures-as-they-are. Of course.
Which - from my comfortable seat - is not a disaster.
But - were I hungry - I don't know how I would feel about the touting of
3D/MP3 players with changeable skins, as a step toward my salvation.
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