The Science of Journalism

If I Had My Way
One Man's Opinion -- for what it's worth.


To: Dan Froomkin - dan.froomkin@theintercept.com

Cc: Doug Skoglund - skoglund@turbousa.com

From: Doug Skoglund - skoglund@pdmsb.com

Date: 03 Sep 2014 01:00 pm CDT

Subject: 2014026 - Welcome Back...

You wrote:

If you have ideas on how I can do any of this better (from the micro to the macro; story topics to software) I want to hear them. Post a comment; email me at dan.froomkin@theintercept.com or use our open-source whistleblower submission system, SecureDrop. I'll try to be transparent about what I'm thinking, and what I'm doing.

If you really want to accomplish anything, you will need to change the infrastructure -- Twitter and Facebook are not capable of handling the kind of conversation required to stir of some real corrective action.

The People must get involved!!!

I have written numerous pages during the last 16 years at -- here is one from Jan 24, 1998, "Microsoft and the DOJ." Remember, the microcomputer was introduced during the 70's -- IBM turned that into the Personal Computer in the early 80's -- and Bill Gates turned it into a Gates Non-Personal Computer in the 90's.

We need to get back to the Personal Computer -- a truly Secure Personal Computer -- to have any hope of correcting the problems you so adequately enumerate. The Internet was developed for computer-to-computer communication -- and that should mean person-to-person communication as apposed to the present server-to-person communication. A true "open Internet" requires equal speed both ways -- an end to download vs upload.

It means that you post your blog to an archive and I post my opinion to the same archive -- and all subscribing members can easily retrieve all posts.

BTW, that archive would be able to recover much ofl the advertising that Google took from the newspaper business. (I am thinking about converting that NSA computer center into a National Archive)

Can we talk??

To be continued (I really hope) 

Doug Skoglund skoglund@pdmsb.com

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). 

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