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Friday, October 28, 2016

The Internet Forum walls

I like Twitter even though I am a big believer in long winded rational thought.
It was a little nicer back then.

What makes twitter special is that it reinvents the walls of the Roman Forum. 




It was a little nicer back in SPQR. My high school friend http://www.trentu.ca/agrs/faculty_cook.php studies Roman dig sites all over the Mediterranian. I won't speak outside my limited knowledge, seek an expert for more.

Bottom line: anyone could post ideas for all to see on the walls of the Forum. People could come to one place and listen and learn and compete ideas in a Socratic method kind of way. All ideas were presented equally because they were all in the same spot in the same way.

This is a powerful tool that even technological dinosaurs must understand going into the future. This is the reason why sociology and archaeology are still important sciences because they allow us to understand all technology from before for now and the future.