[Air-l] first post

Art McGee amcgee at virtualidentity.org
Tue Feb 3 14:33:28 PST 2004

> I suspect that there are a group of people who entered
> this field in the preWeb era who, generally, saw the
> internet as some kind of saviour that would create a
> benevolent global community and cure humankind of all its
> ills, and in this text only dawn they got a little carried
> away.

I've been online since approximately 1978, and although
I have always been optimistic about the potential of
cyberspace, I've never gotten carried away and thought it
would solve all of society's ills. I suspect the pragmatism
of being a Black American had something to do with that.


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