posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 12:27 AM
yeah I'm a Podcast virgin no more. You gonna send me flowers or something?
Good stuff. No you guys didn't suck too bad. I haven't listened to 1 & 2 yet though so... you know, the whole thing about the domains that check
into ATS...I said in another thread (no clue which one) that the Gov. uses the internet to feel out what's going on behind the scenes.
The internet is a heck of a tracking device huh? Works both ways.
Most follow the mass media herds and sites like ATS don't exist to them. The internet is for checking email, MSN messaging, and looking for a nice
house...or messing around with google.
Then you have the other internet users...the bloggers, the videographers, the alternate media sources (which I'm big on - Ban CNN!)...anyway it's
not all that surprising that you're getting hits from gov. domains...I have absolutely no doubt they actually have their own payrolled "geeks"
surfing the web for ALL kinds of things.
Though they'd rather the general public not know they do it...they are all knowing right...can't let the folks know they turn to the net to find out
what they themselves are doing.
The last note is the "memory training" kids get in school. Excellent analogy...more complex than just that but damn good.
I think if you took it just a step further and asked, where PARENTS and guardians fit into the education system...then you'd start getting a really
good idea of why the system is the way it is. Parents, for teh most part, no longer have the LUXURY of being involved in their kid's education beyond
that of financer...toss in the occasion rare moment when a parent has the time to help with homework or a project after working all day...
More and more single parent households too...naturally it works out well...no one to re-program the kids after school...no one to supplement the
education other than the TV...
Some great points and I'll definitely be listening to 1 & 2 later.
tracking the domains is an awesome idea too BTW. Be interesting if you can do up a graph for it...