Re: This is the seed that will spawn Big Brother

Posted by Measurement on Jan 30, 2004 at 10:51

Re: This is the seed that will spawn Big Brother (Pasti)

I understand your point, I just don't think it's a very strong one. It has merit, just not very much. It also does nothing to clarify AR's point about being 1984ish.

But to your points:

a) if itís a dumb idea, then why are others doing it so successfully? Clearly, it is not as 'dumb' an idea as you make it out to be. It may be a day late/dollar short idea, but that doesnít make it dumb.

b) all government services are PR. In fact, all government is PR. Government=PR. That's what government is. That doesn't make it useless. You may find this particular aspect or service useless but others may disagree.

c) Each subscriber to this service believes it to have at least a level of usefulness equal to the effort each made to subscribe to that service.

There are other aspects worthy of consideration, particularly as expressed in your a). Is it the function of the government to provide at least rudimentary security services to the general populous? By golly! I believe it is.

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