“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, July 12, 2015

I Think It Happened in about 2001

The idea that the internet was a libertarian freedom space where you could be anything was a charming illusion. Now that everyone has it, roughly, it reveals itself as a space where you can't be anyone or anything, at all.

Is this a temporary or permanent feature?

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