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André Rebentisch tabesin at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 16:20:03 PDT 2012


Am 12.08.2012 01:03, schrieb Greg Norcie:
> There is what should be, and there is reality.
>
> Any mailing list that allows anyone to subscribe is effectively public -
> some malicious actor will always siphon off posts, regardless of laws,
> list policies, or basic social norms.

Radicalising "realism", why do societies sanction murder if all people
have to die anyway? ;-)

But seriously, in the context of camera surveillance: Analogue argument,
you are in public space, everyone could watch you at the streets, why
bother camera surveillance? Shouldn't a citizen expect to be recorded on
tape? etc.

I am all for "worst case expectations" but often it's a human slippery
slope that we tend make these views "normative" and as a result promote
practices that make things worse and discourage higher ambitions and
standards.

Best,
André



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