Information that I could find two years ago has now disappeared.
I notice that sometimes I have quoted a reputable site only to find that the information was removed within hours from the website.
Search engines do not list much in the way of scholarly discussions.
Is it because the search engines do not find these things?
Is it because the information is deeply buried in computer networks of universities?
Are universities concerned that free access to scholarly work would reduce the number of students that have to pay for the privelige of gaining
Will free internet become like junk mail or cheap tabloids?
Will any real new information become like pay-per-view?
Will information become *censored* or priveliged access only?
Will we allow corporations to maintain a monopoly on search engines?
Has "free internet" already become a thing of the past by gradual implementation of restricted flow?
the intellectual hegemony would have you believe that before you are allowed to have your own ideas, you must first pay homage to the
scholarship of old. the foundations of knowledge are "beyond reproach".
i dont mean to make light of our forbears. afterall where would we be without them? i truly believe that we are at the threshold of a second
renaissance. we live in an age when the flow of information is nearly overwhelming. it is the new fashion to bad-mouth wikipedia, but i think the
overall product is incredible and certainly not shameful.
no. the "gatekeepers" are not witholding anything of real importance. the only reason they speak so loudly in opposition is because their hegemony
is being threatened. they dont like the idea of a new renaissance or new ideas, or that a 10 year old with internet access is more proficient than
they are in their own field.
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