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Entries from November 2007

Tactical Perception Management

November 28th, 2007 by admin | No Comments

Tactical Perception Management

Today dramatic footage is often the primary goal, not the byproduct, of combat. The reality created by the media is what determines the outcome in the information war – not the reality on the ground. As Richard Landes of the Augean Stables asserts media really is a theater of war and has been since the [...]


A New Form of Civil Society

November 15th, 2007 by admin | 1 Comment

A New Form of Civil Society

In response to discussion of this post on the subject of nuclear targeting Richard Fernandez of The Belmont Club is explaining why he is “cautiously optimistic that the War on Terror can be won without recourse to large-scale bloodshed.” On September 12 we were probably not very much weaker in a purely kinetic sense than [...]


Anatomy of a Revolution

November 8th, 2007 by admin | No Comments

Anatomy of a Revolution

Linux caught my attention from the time is was a command line only operating system. The idea that a free operating system could be built by volunteers on the Internet led by Linus Torvalds fascinated me. I was no programmer, just an observer – a fan even. It was like discovering a Cinderella team and [...]


Crossing the Line

November 2nd, 2007 by admin | No Comments

Crossing the Line

In my recent post Stirling Silver Button I talked about the particularly absurd conspiracy theory that asserts President Bush caused the 2004 tsunami by setting off a nuke in the Sumatra trench. Richard Landes picked it up and asked me from some links to it. I found a collection of links here and Richard wrote [...]


Purpose

I propose developing a new media theory as called for by Camile Paglia based on the work of Marshal McLuhan, Norman A Brown, Leslie Fiedler, as well as Eric S Raymond, Glenn Reynolds and others. See the Invitation for fuller information and how you may be able to participate. I want your help just like Linus Torvalds wanted help developing Linux.

Email

lgude*at*newmediatheory *dot*net