At 09:37 -0500 2/1/01, GBurch1@aol.com wrote:
>It seems to be impossible to tell just how "real" things like this are from
>simple web browsing. What does seem real is that there have been quite a few
>libertarian/lassez-faire projects with fairly grandiose plans announced and
>promoted through the web, which then sink beneath the waves, never to be
>heard from again. What they all seem to have in common is a dream of
>creating an autonomous community free from government regulation, using the
>web as some kind of open intermediating resource. The more grandiose ones
>call for creation of fixed or floating enclaves. The latter all seem to
>suffer from fairly gross underappreciation of for just how expensive, complex
>and difficult maritime engineering and operations are.
Big *grin*. Yeah, I remember one of them that I hadn't thought about
for years: <http://www.oceania.org/>. Looks like they haven't done
anything in five years or so.
-- "If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm." -- Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS, VI, 21
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