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This text is, of course, pre Assange, Snowden & Cy, having being written sometime in 2003. On re-reading it, though, I was struck by two phrases of mine. The second one is, I think, worthy of close attention:

  1. "...Tools, if misused, can all too easily turn into weapons, as may be happening in the U.S. of A., a society whose complexity is forcing it to lose sight of its parts. That country has gradually developed the art of filing into what is now, in all probability, the largest, most efficient information-gathering system ever conceived on earth. Therein lie the deepest, darkest dangers, to the U.S. and to all of humanity."

AND

  1. "... Mexico, and for that matter, most of the rest of world, is ever more dependent on the thought patterns (OF THE PROGRAMMERS) that determine the shapes, uses, and applications of filing systems."

I'm afraid there's no turning back now, though...

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This text is, of course, pre Assange, Snowden & Cy, having being written sometime in 2003. On re-reading it, though, I was struck by two phrases of mine. The second one is, I think, worthy of close attention:

  1. "...Tools, if misused, can all...
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