The Science of Journalism
If I Had My Way
To: Doc Searls - email@example.com
From: Doug Skoglund - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 20 May 2013 04:00 pm CDT
Subject: My Way CXXXIV - Congratulations, Doc...
You are starting to ask the right questions -- and I have the right answers -- or, at least a good start in that direction. We really need to learn how to talk with each other -- I'll try to be a little less offensive if you try to be a little less sensitive.
To get to where you want to be is virtually an impossible task. Most of the things that you have and will continue to encounter are caused by our inability to communicate -- right?? And, that is a problem that needs to be solved. We can't even manage a simple little thing called a democracy. Remember, the moneyed interests are very well satisfied with the present status.
And then, we have the monopolies of Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc., to deal with -- and I haven't even started on the media and their inability to get their act together.
And, once we have the means to do our own hacking, on data of any size and provenance, we will do for data what we did for computing and communications: make it personal and productive beyond any imaginings that are possible in the absence of those means.
Sorry, Doc, but that paragraph is so silly I just had to flag it -- what, pray tell, have we done for computing and communications -- other than sped them up a bit?? And, our own hacking -- you have got to be kidding -- not during my lifetime and I am planning on another 20 years.
Well, anyway -- if you are serious, join me. I have been on this track far longer than you and I believe that I have a few good ideas -- but, they don't amount to shit without some good, open, honest discussion. Incidentally, the same is true about your ideas -- good, open, honest discussion.
For example -- I don't believe that we will ever see the future depending upon the browser and on-line technology. Too expensive and not secure enough.
BTW, my web site -- http://ifihadmyway.com has hundreds of pages to get you thinking in the right direction.
It's really very simple -- all we have to do is tie the Scientific Process to the Democratic Process -- you'll see, eventually. Good, open, honest discussion -- that is what science is all about -- you'll see, eventually.
To be continued (I hope)
I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention)
Development of a better system is hindered by some of the problems we refuse to recognize and correct: however, I'm working on it!!
Thanks for your time,
Doug Skoglund email@example.com
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