Re: A question of Web entropy

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sun Dec 30 2001 - 10:30:35 MST

From: "Chen Yixiong, Eric" <>
> From useless and discarded pages to spam, the Web is showing clear signs of
decay, says John Dvorak. But is there anything we can do
> about it?

Seems to me Dvorak ignores clear signs of the Web's robust and healthy growth,
with wide band leading the way and fatter pipes being installed all the time.
Just as musical notes have to decay, so too Web sites expire... otherwise you
end up with noise. Content is still king on the Web, and the sites with the
best content are doing fine.
The Web has always been unbalanced.
Perhaps this koyaanisqatsi is what Dvorak mistakes for entropy.
(Koyaanisqatsi means life out of balance. See
...while the link lasts.)

BTW, IP on the Web could be more extropic than entropic.
International treaty protecting copyright holders has been ratified by the
U.S. and is set to take effect.,aid,74583,tk,dn120701X,00.asp

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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