Re: [-empyre-] [true/false] states
On May 13, 2004, at 12:03 PM, jonCates wrote:
i agree w/ben that [community based/decentralized] models
[encourage/enable] ongoing [alterations/revisions] to false [+/or]
misleading nfo, however, this dynamic can also be easily reversed
increasing the [confusion/uncertainty/deceptiveness] of the nfo.
Yes, although on the whole, this doesn't happen. When it does, it is
carried out by individuals, and their disruptions are [amended/altered]
by the [community/collective].
we should resist the impulse to make greater truth claims due to our
decentralized + community-oriented [approach/structure]. doing so
risks our enthusiasm being mistaken for technosocial positivism.
Yes, I should make it clear that when I say "truth" I mean it in the
Sherry Miller Hocking sense, not the [absolute/objective] sense. I
don't think I was arguing that liken allows for "greater truth;" simply
that, as I mentioned in my final sentence, the climate for
[mis/dis]information is rather inhospitable on liken, whereas the
climate for [multiple/hyperthreaded] [hysteries/narratives] is
I should also take this opportunity to make it clear that seeing a
liken model adopted for the nightly news is not one of our goals, and
criticalartware as a group has no visions of a liken utopia. Also,
personally I believe categorically that no piece of software in the
history of computers has been "revolutionary." Maybe the rest of
criticalartware would agree. Every individual piece of software in
[hi/her]story has been iteratively built based on existing technologies
and software, and is eminently "evolutionary."
So that may help inform the perception of my feelings on liken, a
system which I think is an interesting and (to me) obvious
[extension/conflation] of wikis, search engines and web forums. All of
the coreDevelopers of criticalartware are excited about liken. However,
we cannot stress enough that this excitement springs from the desire to
see a resource of narratives and [hi/her]stories grow and intertwine,
not from, as jonCates put it, technosocial positivism.
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