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    En réponse à https://seenthis.net/messages/667401 d’ @arno

    Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.

    Aujourd’hui les manifestes ne sont guere d’intérêt pour les jeunes. C’est la la conclusion que j’ai tiré de la rencontre avec des étudiants de la création multimedia à qui j’ai eu l’honneur d’enseigner les systèmes de publication sur internet. Du côté des militants politiques c’est pareil en ce qui concerne le choix et la maîtrise des logiciels pour leur publications.

    Nous, nous sommes les enfants du mariage entre les idées libertaires et les révolutions européennes à l’ère digitale. Nous avons grandi à une époque extraordinaire quand se croisaient le monde ancien et l’ère digitale post-communiste. Nous avons assisté et participé à ses guerres analogues, à ses luttes des classes, nous avons adopté ses modèles de liberté antagonistes et ses musiques bruyantes. Nous avons bâti les premières marches de l’échelle digitale avec JPB et ses amis. Nous avons connu l’époque quand l’internet consistait dans une centaine de serveurs nationaux et quelques milliers dans le reste du monde. C’était notre internet. Les admins étaient nos copains qui restaient au téléphone avec nous pendant des heures quand il fallait implémenter un changement de config important. Tout était encore à faire et il n’y avait que nous qui pouvaient le faire.

    Aujourd’hui #Seenthis est notre The WELL que nous utilison pour créer notre internet à nous. Voilà l’héritage de JPB.

    Bon, après ce discours il est temps d’écouter un des derniers concerts des Grateful Dead avec Jerry Garcia.

    Grateful Dead - The Spectrum - 3-17-95 - Full Show
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9iJ21xbYqc

    The WELL
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    The Whole Earth ’Lectronic Link, normally shortened to The WELL, is one of the oldest virtual communities in continuous operation. As of June 2012, it had 2,693 members.

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    Why is conversation so treasured on The WELL? Why did members of this community band together to buy the site in 2012? Check out the story of The WELL.

    The Internet Age Began on August 9, 1995
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    Two separate things happened on August 9, 1995, both by chance emerging from Northern California though they had little else in common. The first was a scheduled event: the initial public offering (IPO) by Netscape, a startup tech firm designed to make software to power the Internet.
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    I remember walking through the hallway at work that morning, probably heading for a coffee refill, when I saw a clump of co-workers and magazine editors talking anxiously. I thought they were talking about the Netscape IPO, but they weren’t. “Jerry Garcia died,” one of the editors said to me. “We need to replace the front page and get a new headline up, stat.”

    Jerry Garcia. This one hit home.
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    Nobody said “going viral” yet by the summer of 1995, but that’s exactly what Jerry Garcia’s death did, and it was pretty much the biggest anything had gone viral anywhere up to this point.
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    The Grateful Dead’s influence on the evolving culture of the Internet has always been a godsend, and still is. When music-sharing became a way of life with the advent of Napster a few years later, and when online publishers began to give content away for free, many smart observers realized that the Grateful Dead (who had always allowed fans to freely create and share concert recordings) were the greatest success model in the world for a profitable long-term business cycle based on peer-to-peer sharing. The positive and peaceful philosophy the band had always stood for seemed to fit the Internet’s optimistic emerging culture as well.

    John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018 | Electronic Frontier Foundation
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/john-perry-barlow-internet-pioneer-1947-2018

    Barlow knew that new technology could create and empower evil as much as it could create and empower good. He made a conscious decision to focus on the latter: "I knew it’s also true that a good way to invent the future is to predict it. So I predicted Utopia, hoping to give Liberty a running start before the laws of Moore and Metcalfe delivered up what Ed Snowden now correctly calls ’turn-key totalitarianism.’”

    A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace | Electronic Frontier Foundation
    https://www.eff.org/cyberspace-independence

    by John Perry Barlow, Davos, Switzerland, February 8, 1996

    John Perry Barlow
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    Jerry Garcia Band
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    #internet #musique

    https://seenthis.net/messages/667420 via klaus++