Re: [rumori] i have more questions than answers

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Fri Dec 22 2000 - 20:10:08 PST

Fri, 22 Dec 2000 found Lloyd Dunn writing:

>any another concern i have is this. if our position seems contemptuous of
>the general public, the culture industry, or of common sense, it will get
>nowhere, regardless of how 'right' we truly believe we are. what i am
>getting at, we need to treat the opposing side's arguments with some
>respect, or else we will not merit the same treatment ourselves.

what I keep thinking is, what really needs to be done is to
"de-normalize" (to be what i'd call Barthesian for a moment)
Intellectual Property. Our culture, and more importantly,
the Culture Industry, has tried its best to teach people
that i.p. is natural and commonsense, when it isn't.
That's how almost all positions of power are consolidated -
convince the conquored that things are supposed to be the
way they've become. So i would say one important strategy
would be to teach people how unnatural and non-intuitive
i.p. really is.

>anyway, what's the best forum for changing the minds of WIPO, congress, and
>hidden consortia of computer-industry schemers? dispassionate letter
>writing on respectable-looking letterhead? television public service
>announcements? hit singles? please tell me, i want to make the world

Hey, c'mon Lloyd, you've been thinking and writing about
this stuff longer than most of us. What are your ideas?


Steev Hise, Nervert
"Whatever you do, don't think about who controls power or how it is
                 -Thomas Frank

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