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Re: emacs stackexchange beta site


From: Udyant Wig
Subject: Re: emacs stackexchange beta site
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:44:33 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

"Pascal J. Bourguignon" <address@hidden> writes:

| The spying is not done on what goes on the channel. It's done on the
| meta data around it.  Google and others gather information not about
| newsgroups, but about YOU, cross referencing your phone number, your
| postal address (your GPS coordinates), all your searches (and the page
| you visit thru clicking on search results), your friends (circles),
| all your emails (gmail), and so on.  This is this data that you don't
| want spying agencies to have access to, but that is centralized in
| google's data centers.

 Is there no way out of this mess?

 [IIRC, once you outlined the difference (in comp.lang.lisp) between a
 world (such as the original ARPANET) where each person has his own mail
 server and one (such as ours) wherein everyone used a single mail
 server (like the one for Google Mail.)  I think you gave the example of
 Minitel.

 So, now, instead of an N * M network we have an N * 1 network.

 This may or may not be relevant.]

| <snipped agreements>
| 
| Given that despite all those inconvenient, unwashed masses use
| google/SX, it may be a good thing to do some publicity there, to
| attract new users and teach them about emacs and a more independant
| and free computing.

 I suppose that the end is a good one, even though not all the new users
 will stay on to become better than newbies, and fewer experts.

-- 
Udyant Wig
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