[ih] New Republic Article - "How We Misremember the Internet’s Origins"

Darius Kazemi darius.kazemi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 12:24:03 PDT 2019

Hi Brian, quick response inline below--

On Fri, Nov 1, 2019, 7:15 PM Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com>

"But when the publicly funded open protocols and infrastructure built by
ARPANET entered the Californian crucible of nascent ex-hippie
neoliberalism, the windows of possibility narrow."

Um, meaningless drivel from someone with a liberal arts degree?

Neoliberalism didn't *actually* arise from hippiedom;

I believe you are parsing her sentence wrong. She's not saying "all
neoliberalism arose from hippies" but rather is referring to a particular
strain of "ex-hippie neoliberalism". The ex-hippie part is a modifier to
make it different from garden variety neoliberalism.
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