Re: P2P microrant (in honor of the P2P conference :-) )

From: Dave Winer (
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 10:23:57 PST

Right on.

For once I agree with everything in a Tom Whore post.

We're gettin somewhere.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Whore" <>
To: "Dave Winer" <>
Cc: "Strata Rose Chalup" <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: P2P microrant (in honor of the P2P conference :-) )

> On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, Dave Winer wrote:
> --]I have a problem with your analysis.
> --]
> --]The well-rounded 40-something technologist did *both* PC/Mac software
> --]Internet stuff in the 70s and 80s and of course in the 90s.
> --]
> --]A common fallacy is to think that you get something that others don't
> --]because in some way your experience was superior.
> Another common fallacy is to think everyone has gotten the same
> experience out of a time/space event.
> Though you and I may sit down to watch the same movie in the same theater
> I may find it dull and boring while you find it the most earth shaking
> images in your life and become inspired to become a doctor.
> The time/space event is taken in by people, yes that very same thing
> soylent green is made from, and processed. Most likely each person has a
> differnt way of processing , so that the effects of that time/space event
> will be differnt for each person.
> ANd while the well rounded 40 something may have done all that it still
> doesnt mean they GOt anything out of it. The examples abound of 40 or 50
> year old "computer veterans" not seeing something a 17 year old first time
> explorer grabs hold of.
> The beauty of this whle thing is not so much what you went though, but how
> you learn, retune, and make use of from it.
> Remember that the scientific method of learning is not a one pass jobber.
> You dont just run through the set once and think you got the final answer.
> It feeds back more questions, finer detail, and so the answers need
> answering agian finding more and more etc and round and round.
> The journey not the destination, though a few good scenic resturatns are
> always welcome....
> /"\ [---=== WSMF ----]
> \ /
> X ASCII Ribbon Campaign
> / \ Against HTML Mail

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri Apr 27 2001 - 23:19:06 PDT