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Michel Bauwens

Sep 11, 2010, 12:52:42 PM9/11/10
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I can only confirm your remark about the technophobia of some sectors of the left, though it has much improved nevertheless ..
    Kevin Carson <> Sep 10 01:06PM -0500 ^
    > re your paragraph below, this is of course also the remit and aim of the p2p
    > foundation,
    > if we can help your endeavours in any way ...
    Thanks much, Michel. A big part of my effort, though, is just
    promoting the ideas I pick up here and on P2P Research, and
    circulating them among conventional libertarians and members of the
    conventional "progressive" Left who might never have heard of them.
    Most of what I do is just synthesizing and promoting ideas I get from
    other people--and this is where I get them.
    It's amazing how much of the conventional Left is technophobic, and
    fails to see technology's liberatory potential from corporate
    authoritarianism. I just read Reason's interview with Steward Brand,
    where he recounted his role forty years ago in promoting technology
    among the counterculture as a force for liberation and the DIY ethos,
    where it was previously seen mainly as a force for control.
    Kevin Carson
    Center for a Stateless Society
    Mutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalism
    The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto
    Organization Theory: A Libertarian Perspective

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