[!CrackMonkey!] [email@example.com: <nettime> All right, I admit it -- I went to Davos]
nick at zork.net
Thu Mar 14 09:25:22 PST 2002
----- Forwarded message from Bruce Sterling <bruces at well.com> -----
I yield to no one in my admiration for Kermit Snelson, but at this
point, I want to know who else from nettime was not down in Brazil
with those zillion ineffectual leftists, but was hanging out with the
globalist Great and the Good in Davos/NYC.
Was that a gig, or what? Did you get that radio-frequency ID badge?
And did you get the free Compaq WinCE handheld? Did yours work? And
did those 4,000 paranoid New York cops steal your Swiss Army
pocketknife? They sure got mine!
Aw, c'mon, nettimers -- sure, sure, we all know they're ruthless
global-capitalist exploiters of the masses and all that -- but hey,
I've been there. And even though they may be richer than Croesus,
that is a way-Eurocentric event.
You don't have to out yourself to this whole list, or anything. I'd
never ask that of you -- even us hyperpower Yankees have *some*
Just send me some private email, quietly admitting that indeed you
were there at the WEC, reading those five tedious kilos of earnest
briefing papers on environmental degradation and the rampant spread of
Look, I forgive you. I'm not judgemental about your slumming with
Euro zillionaires. You can trust me. I'll never tell Ted, or Pit, or
Geert, or all those sinister women on the FACES list. C'mon, Bono was
there! So was Naomi Campbell. How bad can it be?
Davos photos appearing soon!
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