RE: Keep on Googlin'

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Thu May 24 2001 - 13:03:03 MDT

J. R. Molloy wrote,
> leads the way to a more complete assimilation of Net knowledge,
> thus becoming the proto-cortex of Metaman, the transhuman
> superorganism. --J.R.

You are confusing the medium with the message. All those nifty webpages and
postings you reference are being created by humans for humans. The fact
that you go through Google to access them doesn't mean that Google is
processing this knowledge.

Next, you'll be telling me that your TV knows what is happening around the
world, that your CD player is a great musician, or that your phone does a
great impersonation of your friends. You don't think that the card catalog
at your local library has read all those books, do you?

These are transmission devices and puppets only. They have nothing to do
with the knowledge being transferred through them.

Harvey Newstrom <> <>

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