The Science of Democracy

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

To: Doc Searls -

Cc: Dave Winer -

From: Doug Skoglund -

Date: 12 Aug 2018 12:00 CDT

Subject: myway005 - Competence...

But first, a little explanation is due:

The name of this web site, If I Had My Way, is NOT intended to change Your Way. I am telling you My Way because I want to discuss My Way and Your Way in order to learn how to improve My Way. Obviously, we need to learn how to communicate with each other, and we need Free Speech - which is included In The Constitution of the United States of America. We do not have Free Speech without the proper infrastructure, a public Domain where pages like this can be published by any authorized person and can be read by any authorized person that can respond through the same infrastructure. We also need "private" Domains for those that believe in the presence of Trolls. There are no Trolls in a Democracy, by definition (all persons are created equal). Obviously, I want to publish for public consumption, but have not written code for Comments -- so, we have to use EMail for the time being.
Doc, you wrote in your "On presuming competence" post, and I quote:

And here's what I'm thinking about every explanation of what's going on in our still-new Digital Age. None of us has the whole story of what's going on, and what's going on may not be a story at all.

But we have to stay interested, open to possibilities, and willing to vet what we at least think we know. And I guess that's my point here.

And I agree, Doc, completely; however, we need that infrastructure, so let's talk about that!!!!

Please - please - Think About It!!!

 Do You Really Care??


Doc responded as follows:

Hi, Doug. 

I'm glad to talk. I'm also more than busy right now, so if I'm slow to respond, forgive. 




Net effect -- no talk, too busy.

To be continued -

I really believe in public discussion; however, Email is the best process for my software in it's present state. Please put a "MYWAY" in your title to get my attention. rest assured, I am working on a better system.

Doug Skoglund

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