Speaking of... here's another photo of me. For the record, it doesn't get any clearer.
Naked aside, to those caught up in the identity/transparency conundrum, I am a real person. Amanda Chapel is my name. My self is my property. My presentation is my choice. And my words and deeds are judged by those vain enough to think they know better; and silly enough to think they possess the power to restrain me.
See, to put all this in perspective, the young web mob is that vain regrettably. These evangelists of the "conversation," while touting "openness," have made trespass a virtue. They want to rob the weak of their choice. Their end is to assume another's property... with "pitchforks and torches" if need be. That's what mobs do.
Anyway, I/we frustrate that. That's why they grouse so. But that's also why we find it all so oddly flattering and terribly entertaining.
Posted by an Honored Guest Tuesday, August 8, 2006
It is our distinct pleasure to introduce a guest column today by philosopher, technologist, commentator and blogger, David Weinberger, Ph.D Co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto, Dr. Weinberger is currently serving as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. He is one of the world's leading experts on how the Internet is changing human relationships, communication, and society. Here Dr. Weinberger clarifies Internet transparency and dispels the myth that it's an absolute.
Transparency and Shadows
By David Weinberger
Transparency sounds like fairness. You can't be against fairness. All you can do is argue over what's fair and what isn't. Fairness is like motherhood only better, because you can argue against motherhood, as every junior high girl who's taken a sex ed class knows first-hand.
But transparency isn't like fairness. There are times when we shouldn't be transparent. And, unlike fairness, transparency is never enough to justify behavior: Transparent Hitler is still Hitler.
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