Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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RE[9]: ... - population
by jabbotts on Tue 10th Jul 2012 13:44 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: ..."
jabbotts
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2007-09-06

Population alone makes a big difference I think. The old internet required a higher knowledge level kept activities more segregated and had a lower population density. Less people from a higher shared knowledge level doing separate things. Flamewars happened but you usually knew where and with what topics. Less people also meant knowing other users much better.

Now, we have everyone who can find the letters on a keyboard or poke a mobile device screen. Every .php file ends with a plee for conflicting visitor opinions. Topics bleed over between forums let alone discussion threads.

We've gone from Farmvill Idaho too the Akihabara in Yokyo; of course there is more lights, noise and people.

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RE[10]: ... - population
by zima on Thu 12th Jul 2012 23:48 in reply to "RE[9]: ... - population"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

We've gone from Farmvill Idaho too the Akihabara in Yokyo; of course there is more lights, noise and people.

Not sure if that's the most fortunate example ...aren't the Japanese legendarily polite? ;) (and relatively homogeneous, also supposedly a more collectivist type of society overall)

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