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i love portland imc and the imc org. i wish there was a way to shut people up who just want to vent a particular frustration, force them to study writing as a convention and means of communication - and let them write till their hearts content.

lets be considerate - in the sense that people want to read your message, put some time into it - make it readable. i am tired of wordiness in largely irrational venting.

thanks
i love portland imc and the imc org. i wish there was a way to shut people up who just want to vent a particular frustration, force them to study writing as a convention and means of communication - and let them write till their hearts content.

lets be considerate - in the sense that people want to read your message, put some time into it - make it readable. i am tired of wordiness in largely irrational venting.

thanks
don't write off dialectics in such a hurry 30.Mar.2004 07:16


I have always found that getting the point through to the literate is nearly impossible at times. Post-secondary educated are by far the worst - they have too much expectation. Many of the sites I enjoy for information are independent. But at the same time, they're at the top of my list for being the most hyper-disorganized, utterly un-navigatable sites. Consider even sourceforge - a centre for, of all things, software dev that, improving barely, is virtually unusable if you don't know exactly what you're looking for.
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The attitude seems to say, "go away, no wait, come here". But I think it is a direct result of group think.
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The toughest one to crack is making sites suitable for handheld type computers, a technology to bridge the digital divide (I myself would never buy one of these pc's). You only have roughly a third to a tenth the 2d space to view info (if you're on a gui pc, just try resizing your browser window to a quarter screen and surf away).
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The other side of it is politically motivated. Sometimes, it is too tempting to get caught up in pursuing socialist endeavours. Before you know it, you might find you've just ghettoized yourself.
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Fuck literacy - its the privilege we might hold over the majority of humans (I include children in my own stats), who are illiterate. Fuck socialism - industrial revolutions are the european empires's game, localism is what's effective. Fuck protest - having fun shouldn't come to push some leader's ego (which neighbours should we/i picket and why?). Fuck it all - if it works, then just go for it and screw having to get something out of it just so that you can whine endlessly about how horrible your incredibly righteous life is. Many proud anarchists don't like a focus on the ego, sadly. But without questioning the very centre of our identity, how are you acting with any sense of self-defence in such an environment as the internet where identity is so imposed on us from square one? It has nothing to do with philosophy at all.
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In short, _change_.