[Citizendium-l] Here's a challenge
Bernard D. Tremblay (Ben)
bentrem at aol.com
Sun Sep 24 03:16:11 EDT 2006
Larry very reasonably wrote about "rules enforced by people with a
certain level of education and maturity" Now maybe, just maybe you gag
on that the way you do. But hey, there's a existential reason here
that's got a whack of historical credibility to it. Want the tune? Then
pay the piper.
I've mentioned LJ. That's free. I've mentioned Indymedia. We built that
In both cases /somebody/ paid the piper.Piper always gets paid, kidz ...
... or the tune ends.
You eat the food? Then don't insult the cook.
Larry has certain resources to draw on. I have certain resources to draw
on. It's fair and fair, right? Give your heads a shake. Larry's way or
no way. Drink from a cup with the King's coin in it and you're
press-ganged. You can sqwak, but it's a done deal.
It's hard to get things done in the world of digital divide: those who
have believe they're entitled and those who know better can't voice
their peace. And we know the alternative. (IEDs ... we started a war to
fight MWDs that didn't actually exist and ended up with IEDs that never
existed before. Karma's a biatch!)
This dawg sez: "You don't question the captain in a storm". And then
adds "Unless you know how to handle a ship and steer a course."
I made a living cleaning up engineer's messes and getting designers'
plans to tick over. They're a cranky lot. A sense of entitlement does
that to them. But still: they get folk to invest in ships. If it weren't
for that we'd be working in mines.
I know what WikiMedia is and what it's done. I know what PHP is and what
it's done. (Both of those are elementally different from WikiPedia. )
We aren't talking about the first printing press. Probably at least most
of us realize we aren't talking about a bible. We aren't even talking
about a dictionary. (God bless Sam Johnson!)
We're talking about sailing in someone's wake.
Absent storms? *shrug* I'm in.
ohhhhh-wooops I forgot to substantiate my subject! The challenge? "four years university", "rules enforced by people with a certain level of education and maturity" ... I have the advantage here and just slipped past it: I've never been lucky enough to work outside a situation where managers triggered my gag reflex again and again. ('cept the while I owned by own taxi; then it was just outright violence.)
IMNSHO "sophistication" has everything to do with stacking the deck. Mark: that doesn't always make for the worst game in town huh huh.
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