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Re: web sans frontiers

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 06:53:31 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0910012153o5425156dq84a545ab41cc9849@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Oh fuck off the pair of you (with all due respect) - what I meant was that it :

1. should be possible

2. should be out of any centralized control

Doug, I'm already on Facebook, Livejournal etc. I don't care to be
eternal either, but to stop bad things happening to other people,
history helps. Being able to write stuff down makes history.

William, Wobblies, lovely reminder, I read lots of their material in
the late 70's, republished by the angst-ridden next generation
overseas, no less. (there was even a film made, end scenes these
people filling envelopes with the ashes of the cool dude (name?),
sending them off too the bastards in greedy-power)

2009/10/2 Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>:
> Hi, Danny-
> Lots of people agree with you.  They use Facebook, LiveJournal, etc..
> They don't know (or may not care) that it's not eternal.  They don't seem
> concerned that it's commercial.
> Should there be some government mission to do this?  Would people trust the
> governments, or any institution, with control of this?
> Regards-
> -Doug
> Danny Ayers wrote (on 10/1/09 5:09 PM):
>> I just discovered there's no place to send my story.
>> By which I mean, bunch of stuff; global space.
>> Right now I have to commit to one service or another. Right now I pay
>> loads of money for my server space - no. This should be a human right.
>> I should not need that - how the hell is history gonna be told without
>> a commons that is supported, i18n, supported now and forever.
>> My recommendation is for a space to be provided by every nation
>> whereby a person can send their stuff off.
>> Which will be mirrored, for as long as the poster agrees, forever.
>> Read/write is definitely something we need in the near term, immediate
>> stuff too - we've grown out of broadcast.
>> But universal postability is still not here.
>> The Web does not support that yet, it should.
>> While the immediacy of mobile&   ubiquity look sweet, the ability
>> server-side just to drop stuff in might have greater gains.
>> In short, I believe people should be able to speak over the Web, without
>> cost.
>> Tell me if I'm daft.
>> Cheers,
>> Danny.

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