[Air-L] FW: A Timely Critique of the Internet and Internet policy

michael gurstein gurstein at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 11:43:30 PDT 2011

A timely political-economic analysis and critique of the Internet and
Internet policy.

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The development of social relations and democratic forms, as well as
science, culture, etc., are all communicative. The rise of the Internet
as a form of free communication, seemingly without limits, thus raises
the prospect of new realms of human sociability and enhanced democratic
possibilities. Yet, rather than a means of expanding human sociability,
the Internet is being turned into the opposite: a new means of
alienation. There is nothing natural in this process; at bottom it
remains a social choice.

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