The FoRKless revolution...
Tue, 30 Oct 2001 09:04:00 -0800 (PST)
First off, great post. Some thoughts
On 30 Oct 2001, Gary Lawrence Murphy wrote:
--]Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but geek skills have always been
As soon as the mass media turned Geek into the Hippies of the 90's it was
all over for that word. Dont get me wrong, Im not calling sellout or
anything like that, I am simply stating , as I have before, that once a
"movemenet" has been outed by Time Magaazine and its ilk the catch phrases
over come the worth and the percpetion becomes the focus.
Which can only lead to deflation.
Its easy for the statusquoitions to kill off competing memes, all you need
to do is publisize it as the Brand New Jimmys and then watch as the loctus
descend on it leaving a husk in thier wake as they move on tho the next
Hippies, Yuppies, Zippies, Geeks, Greenies....on and on it goes.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, the dirt encrusted geezers shake the dust out
of thier hair with a bewlidered look of amuzment on thier faces and then
go back to the work at hand.
--] A> Where did the dreamers and revolutionaries go anyway?
The dreamer dreams, a louts comes out of it, the lotus opens, a world is
set in motion, the ants become kings who become ants, the lotus closes,
the dreamer dreams a lotus comes out............
Where did all the dreamers go? Close your eyes and dream them, then grow
them, then be them.
There are dreamers and reveloutionaries still abound and many
stillworking on OS projects. Im part of one that is software related and a
few more that are not so much OS software but rather Open Access (OA ?)
Just because its not reported on does not mean it is not happening..
--]As Gil Scott Heron pointed out, "The revolution will /not/ be televised"
Gil Scott is the John Bruner of Rap.
"The revolution will not be right back after a message
about a white tornado, white lightning, or white people.
You will not have to worry about a dove in your bedroom, a tiger in your
tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.
The revolution will not go better with Coke.
The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
The revolution will put you in the driver's seat.
The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised, will not be
televised, will not be televised.
The revolution will be no re-run brothers; The revolution will be live."