Nice reference Jay! >;) Yes, I do see your point.
It seems to me anyway
that Esther Dyson does have some understanding of media bias given the
Excerpt that you provided. This is one of several keys that I have noticed
of insights into here alliances and prevailing attitudes or opinions, which
all of have, to one degree or another. I also noticed as did Brian, I believe
that in these excerpts you provided that she made some obvious mistakes
in her comments....
One of the most blatant mistakes was her comment, "Net was
nowhere in the recent elections. (In the United States, at least,
political operatives are using the Net effectively for organizing; in the
East, the Net is for academics and business people; the political
establishment has not yet caught on.)"
This comment is inaccurate in the extreme I would judge, given that Jesse
Ventura and the Jeb Bush in Florida used the net quite effectively in their
successful campaigns, as well as the 1996 national election there was
available in some states, the ability to vote online...
So I would close with a suggestion to Esther Dyson. "Esther,
to get up to speed, and quickly!"
Jay Fenello wrote:
Excerpts from the essay at:Regards,
> Toward A More Mature Internet
> By Esther Dyson
> FRAMING THE BIG PICTURE
> After the facts, what you need to cover is the meaning of all this.
> Specifically, how will the Net affect - how is it affecting - society
> and commerce?
> So far, the Net is limited to a small number of aficionados who mostly
> overrate its immediate impact (although not its long-term importance).
> Yeltsin has been using television very effectively in his campaign; the
> Net was nowhere in the recent elections. (In the United States, at
> least, political operatives are using the Net effectively for
> organizing; in the East, the Net is for academics and business people;
> the political establishment has not yet caught on.)
> Fundamentally, the Net is a better tool for grassroots organizing or
> conspiracy than it is for far-reaching propaganda. It is a medium
> wherein people can find each other and then communicate. They must
> either be seeking out a point of view or want to engage in argument
> with people of similar interests. A problem, of course, is that people
> tend to focus too much on information and too little on knowledge and
> the interpretation of information.
> The Net's long-run impact on democracy, I believe, won't be one of
> propaganda or information dissemination; CNN and the various national
> broadcasters (private and public) do a fine job of that.
Even Esther Dyson recognizes media bias!
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