Re: WWW representation of Real World? (I hope not)

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Fri Feb 04 2000 - 13:50:26 MST

> I am wondering how representative is the World Wide Web of what
> exists in the Real World? Do you think that the way that people
> behave in that medium is representative of their behavior in real
> life? ...

Well, I'm rather quiet and shy in person. Does that give you
an idea? :)

More specifically, my experience on the net (15+ years) confirms
the idea that people's behavior interacting with others is very
strongly shaped by the medium in which they they interact. That's
part of the value of the net: it does change the rules, empowering
the wallflowers, emasculating the bullies, liberating the crippled.

Our culture evolved in a world of physical limitations. Changing
those changes the culture, and the people in it.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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