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Adams’ Four Ages of Sand,
Adams Four Ages of Communication,
History, Now, the Future
Re: Douglas Adams speech at Digital Biota 2: Is There an Artificial God?
Read the speech, read it twice.
Four Ages of Sand
|The telescope: macroscopic||The microscope: microscopic||Silicon: digital cybernetics||Many to Many Communications|
Four Levels of Communication
|One to One||One to Many||Many to One||Many to Many|
My life has been about the Many to Many communications since I founded the Free Learning Exchange, Inc. in 1970. Adams speech, rarely, understands what it was about, puts it succinctly, maybe better than I ever did, maybe even better than Ivan Illich ever did. Unfortunately, for all of us, Many and Many, Adams didn’t know about FLEX: at least he doesn’t mention it. A couple of decades late is still may earlier than anyone else: anyone not already a fellow disciple of Ivan Illich. Who has understood this all along except maybe John Quintero? also jailed, prevented from speaking. (He’s still in jail; I’m out, but still: no one pays attention.)
My previous post on the Dallas Buyers Club goes into some of these implictions, I’ll post more both places.