Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/20

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Subject: [Leica] Was, Leica Pornographers of the world Unite! now, something a bit different
From: Robert Appleby and Sue Darlow <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 10:03:52 +0200

Ah, Rob, it IS a big deal...  The same technology that makes it possible for
you to make that call from the peak of K2 will play a major role in erasing
slavery, genocidal fanatics, and a host of other social ills.  Information
is the currency of democracy, and the more informed people are, the less
they are willing to accept despotic and oppressive governments.

Quite, the more informed people are... there's the rub, innit. In reality,
information is a commodity which is being very aggressively cornered by
many interested parties. Also the means are not equally available to all. 
Anyway, we'll have to disagree about the automatic nature of progress and
Robert Appleby and Sue Darlow
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