[ih] Keep the geeks in charge of the internet

Alexander Goldman agoldmanster at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 10:05:49 PDT 2020

The ability to hold real time meetings is driving the push to move
office-less.  And the ability to collaborate or work from home is very
important.  Of course, Twitter is not a normal company, but it will not
require anyone to work in an office in the future

As for everyone else:


 employment fell by 21 percent in occupations in which telework is not
feasible, compared with 8 percent in occupations in which telework is

On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 12:59 PM Joseph Touch via Internet-history <
internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:

> Hi, all,
> > On Jul 13, 2020, at 9:50 AM, the keyboard of geoff goodfellow via
> Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
> >
> > *By enabling people and businesses to remain connected while under
> > lockdown, the Internet has helped to prevent the global economy from
> > collapsing entirely. ...*
> <list admin hat off>
> I find this sort of claim naive at best.
> Business was conducted remotely before there was an Internet or any form
> of electronic comms (phones). It just happened on paper and at a different
> pace, e.g,, using snail mail for more than just junk and advertisements,
> couriers and messenger services (vs. FedEx and UPS), and newspapers (vs
> streaming, TV, or even radio).
> In fact, the use of more local industries arguably could have helped
> reduce the current pace of the spread vs. driving and flying places we
> don’t need to be or assembling hundreds of people to work in a single plant.
> Yes, our understanding of disease transmission is new (at least where we
> let science be the guide), but we do not live in a unique period in our
> ability to adapt.
> Joe
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