[rumori] computer geeks and negativland

Steev [rumori] computer geeks and negativland
Thu, 3 Sep 1998 09:36:33 -0700 (PDT) (00904840593, Pine.LNX.4.02.9809030923210.19092-100000atflotsam.detritus.net)

On Wed, 2 Sep 1998, Boster, Bob wrote:

>In case I'm not the only one who doesn't read slashdot instead of
>watching the nightly news...
>> http://slashdot.org/articles/98/09/01/1657214.shtml
>Interesting to see the response from what I would have expected was a
>"sympathetic" related sub-culture.

ah, that's a key mis-conception that i keep needing to re-learn.

computer geeks are a subculture, yeah, but they arent neccesarily
"on the fringe" or "out there" with any issue other than computer use. their political, social, and aesthetic beliefs vary widely and
they aren't neccesarily that smart or knowledgable or liberal about
anything other than their computers. in fact many are rather apathetic and

having said that and looked at the url above, i'm not too suprised at the
sentiments expressed, and actually it seems the chatter from the peanut
gallery is at least 50% for negativland.

to illustrate just how culturally "normal" many geeks are, just try surfing for mp3 sites sometime, on the web or HotLine. 90% of the mp3
archives out there are totally mainstream music, stuff you'd hear on
commercial radio anyway. Like everyone doesnt already have a copy of
"Purple Haze". ugh....

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