John Perry Barlow on Wed, 6 Aug 1997 17:37:43 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: <nettime> Manifestoism?

At 10:34 PM -0400 8/4/97, { brad brace } wrote:
>On Mon, 4 Aug 1986, teo spiller wrote:
>> But who and how can break those barriers?
>We need to reestablish the division between policy and administration, and
>end the cult of the Hero; widen the meaning of knowledge; end the alliance
>between barbarism (the generals, Heroes, stars, speculators) and
>technocracy;  denigrate self-interest, meaningless power, cynicism,
>rhetoric; and for that matter, simply change our elites.

Yeah. Exactly. You got a new elite you prefer.

I'm working for technarcy, not technocracy, in which we are organized by
ideas and not their administrators. More on this later.


John Perry

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