Comments on: Berners-Lee: Apple, Facebook are enemies of the web http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/11/22/berners-lee-apple-facebook-are-enemies-of-the-web/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tangogo68 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/11/22/berners-lee-apple-facebook-are-enemies-of-the-web/#comment-384829 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 01:55:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23191#comment-384829 Whoa — now that ‘Vertigo’ and ‘RyeCatcher’ have criticised me, I realise the error of my ways — of course I now see clearly that Google and Facebook are indeed fascists with their corporatist values, and I was wrong for thinking that the best thing about the web was whatever ‘RyeCatcher’ meant with that well-thought-through analysis — I imagine they are referring to Apple, who apparently use children in sweat-shops, and (even worse) sell to “lamebrains” in some town named after a certain Hicks — where does such a ridiculous comment even come from ? — what part of my comment leads you to write the bit about trash and trivia ? — why such anger towards an ironic observation ? — it’s a good job that you’ve fixed my wrong-headedness with your cogent arguments.

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By: RyeCatcher http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/11/22/berners-lee-apple-facebook-are-enemies-of-the-web/#comment-384802 Thu, 25 Nov 2010 09:37:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23191#comment-384802 Tangogo68 typifies the cyber-neanderthal mentality – a believer that the web should bea repository for trash, trivia and ordure. He thinks (oxymoron – sorry!) the web was created solely for selling crap manufactured by eight-year-olds in Third World sweatshops to lamebrains from Hicksville USA. Berners-Lee took a more civilized view.

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By: Broadhurst http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/11/22/berners-lee-apple-facebook-are-enemies-of-the-web/#comment-384790 Wed, 24 Nov 2010 23:26:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23191#comment-384790 ‘Vertigo’ — where did you get the silly idea that there had ever been (anytime, anywhere) this so-called “equal and unfettered media access for all citizens” ? — do you think you sound clever to compare Google or Apple to fascists ? — I don’t know whether that is more insulting to the victims of actual repressive governments, or to the people who use these companies’ products — are you trying to imply that Facebook account holders are supporting fascism or the tea party, or that folks listening to ipods are lackeys for totalitarian governments ? — I think if you consider ‘Tangogo68’s comments more rationally, you’ll find that they were saying that the conflation of Apple-Google etc with China-Iran etc is illogical and unhelpful — maybe you were in the wrong class on fascism to make such delusional conclusions yourself.

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By: Vertigo http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/11/22/berners-lee-apple-facebook-are-enemies-of-the-web/#comment-384756 Tue, 23 Nov 2010 16:40:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23191#comment-384756 Tangogo68 posits that “Bringing a computer seller and music retailer into the same critical essay as governments (like China and Iran) is quite ludicrous.”

Tangogo68 must have been busy downloading Itunes to his smartphone during the class on Fascism. Fascists seek to organize a nation according to corporatist perspectives, values, and systems, including the political system and the economy.

In a glaring case of the pot calling the kettle black Tea Party Zealots and Republicans speak of creeping socialism while concurrently the U.S. Supreme court grants faceless corporations unbridled media access for propagandistic electioneering.

“Unelected” governments are possible anywhere, anytime, absent equal and unfettered media access for all citizens, regardless of one’s ability to pay.

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By: dominoeffect http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/11/22/berners-lee-apple-facebook-are-enemies-of-the-web/#comment-384754 Tue, 23 Nov 2010 15:09:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23191#comment-384754 Give the man a break…if not for his and Robert Cailliau’s brilliant work on hypertext you would not even be able to read nor make a ludicrous comment such as yours on a web-page such as this.

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By: tangogo68 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/11/22/berners-lee-apple-facebook-are-enemies-of-the-web/#comment-384716 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:41:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23191#comment-384716 It must be hard for an academic to accept that businesses in this arena, like other arenas, seek to profit from sales of goods and services. He seems to have had some dreams that the WWW would be a happy wonderland where pixies and unicorns would play together freely. Bringing a computer seller and music retailer into the same critical essay as governments (like China and Iran) is quite ludicrous — what commerce channels customers choose to use, and what ‘social’ networks people elect to waste their time on is not even nearly comparable to the actions perpetrated by unelected governments in censoring and surveilling the populations. Ludicrous.

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