by gva on April 23, 1997 at 22:56:44:
In Reply to: what i got and what i didn't posted by nick s. on April 22, 1997 at 17:20:53:
: I would like to think more about the politics of the database -- anyone?
"database politics" strikes me as a brilliant coinage, and I find it
difficult to imagine a more pertinent one for the times we are experiencing.
I for one am torn between the impulse to build databases for all the information
I value (so I can find it or make it available to others), and the awareness
that there is something very wrong in this...
When Jeremijenko was asked if the Bureau has competitors, she said "absolutely"--
she saw many entities and individuals involved in the activity of reducing
social problems to their technical components. NB: the complicity factor
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