FW: Old bits and the new economy. Give me munchkins!
Dan Kohn (email@example.com)
Sat, 6 Sep 1997 22:02:15 -0700
<<<Make this the SECOND time in a month that I've hit the SEND key
> of the DELETE key and ending sent email to FoRK that's already been
> before. See, now, I realized this within seconds of sending it, but
> can I
> a) remove it from your mailbox before you read it, or
> b) remove it from the archives ever ??
> Nope. Neither.
> But I digress. I want a munchkin network, darn it! On a munchkin
> network, I could send out a "blade runner bag-o-bits" that pursued and
> captured bits of mine that I accidentally sent over the wire,
> them before they waste your time (and my kudos). Sure, I'd still have
> spent a few millikudos to appropriate the bandwidth to send the bits,
> but at least I'd have avoided the surcharge of all of you having read
> those bits (again) and charging me the megakudos for wasting your
> You would never have even known that I sent the offending bits...>>>
> Ahh, I hate to be too pedestrian here, but the Supersedes header will
> also do what you want. Of course, to work correctly, you'd need to
> combine it with public-key authentication....
> <<<This "new economy" was described both in the book _The Digital
> by Don Tapscott and in the Kevin Kelly article in the September 1997
> Wired. To summarize, the twelve themes of the new economy:
> 1. Knowledge.
> 2. Digitization.
> 3. Virtualization.
> 4. Molecularization.
> 5. Integration.
> 6. Disintermediation.
> 7. Convergence.
> 8. Innovation.
> 9. Prosumption.
> 10. Immediacy.
> 11. Globalization.
> 12. Dissonance.>>>
> What about the pre-eminent theme of the new economy: multisyllabacy.
> - dan
> Daniel Kohn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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