[Humanist] 24.762 precious worrying

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        Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 12:20:19 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: what we are worrying about when we worry about the Internet

Many here will be interested in Kent Anderson's "The Battle for Control 
— What People Who Worry About the Internet Are Really Worried About", at 
(forgive the insensitive designer responsible for this mess of a URL) 
scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2011/03/02/the-battle-for-control-what-people-who-worry-about-the-internet-are-really-worried-about/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ScholarlyKitchen+%28The+Scholarly+Kitchen%29.

Once it was the fear of infoglut, now, as Jeff Jarvis calls it, "the 
distraction trope". I for one think that fears are precious clues to 
what's going on. This article does a good job getting at some answers:

> There is a trade-off, an elusive balance, a mix of benefits and
> traits.

Yours,
WM





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