[Air-l] universal ethics?
radhika at cyberdiva.org
Tue Apr 5 03:06:54 PDT 2005
>Hi all, I have had time to read the replies and thanks for brushing
>up my ethics and legal studies with your comments.
>My point needs explaining. I chat at yahoo. Recently more chatters
>are from Pakistan. Sometimes people do not tolerate them based on
>their foreign origin. I started chatting with one particular person.
>He always bless's me. I assume in his culture which I know very
>little about this is a norm much like we in Canada might ask "how's
>it going?" or "how are you today?" as a conversational norm. Just a
when I was in Catholic school - we constantly blessed each other too.
We learned this cultural code from each other and from the nuns and
teachers in the school.
We didnt have to.
I agree - this is more an issue of intercultural, contextual
exploration (n)ettiquette - mutually negotiated - than of ethics.
>I should not have put my question as universal ethics (blame my past
>computer ethics course with Diane Dubrule) but rather intercultural
>There are still so many people to meet on the Internet. Unicode and
>XML as Larry Wall suggests will make it even easier to talk with
>others. What was once an unrealistic hope of cross culturalism via
>Internet is I think becoming easier to access and more realistic.
>Mostly because more of the world in "other" places is getting
>on-line now. Lucky for me they know a little English. ;)
luckily for you indeed.
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