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[new] Placing buoys in this sea of information (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#2)
by AlleVanMeeteren on Fri Oct 3rd, 2003 at 05:47:42 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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Internet looks like a sea, where ships (people) are just passing by. And so does Discordia. In I developed a vision to make communication better, but it has not been seen or is not recognized as a solutio for his problem by RobertEbright. He analyzes that people are floating on Internet, due to a lack of focus.
Only people with a technical back-ground, are forming kinds of communities.

Sure, swimming in their technical environment, their focus here is given by nature. Other objectives then technical, have to be stated expressively.

For that cause, one should place buoys in the sea, marking places where people can meet each other. The gathering around such a whistling-buoy should appoint a leader, who regulate the discourse in such a way that the buoy stays in the middle during the whole discussion, whistling the actual subject of the discussion all the time. If the leader keeps the whistling on the subject the seamark is signalling, people will stay there to experience the evolution of the discussion. They won't go further on, for another distraction.

This is still a vision. It is still all "have to", "should", "will", but one has to follow a vision to change the world. A man is capable of steering, especially in a manly made world as Internet.

The vision can be made concrete in a software-instrument, but the back-bone of this vision will be formed by people sharing this vision, joining the "Vereniging in gesprek", wanting to communicate, bored of fruitless floating out of boredom.


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