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Romantic technologies and ideologies

I’m intrigued by this article That Deep Romantic Chasm”: Libertarianism, Neoliberalism, and the Computer Culture because it reminds me of the old days on the Whole Earth Catalog, Computer Lib (which I still have), etc. It’s interesting because of the tie-ins between computer culture, neoliberalism, and, for example, Google’s latest attempt to suppress the open web.

Moreover, the word Romantic triggered my memory of Arthur Miller, who called Communists the last of the romantics” because they believed in human perfectibility (I read it in an analog Washington Post a couple of decades ago while visiting a friend in DC).

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