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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.
pk summarizes:

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.

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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