It's like Tiger Beat for teenage boys with high-speed internet, probably like the kids who pestered some Amsterdam gallery owners, including my girlfriend, for awhile. One of the kids signed the guestbook SHIRA, like the logo of a Swedish black metal band. Shira means someone who has sold himself to God, but this particular kid was just a schlub. They all drifted away eventually, and the majority of the kids who download al-Zarqawi's bio (likes: shura, veiled sisters; dislikes: Jews, Crusaders) probably just delete it later.
Speaking of entertaining downloads, the fabled Jihad Manual should carry a disclaimer about making car bombs when you don't have access to Semtex and all the other evil professional-grade toys a war zone and helpful foreigners have to offer. Two duds and a flaming slapfight with a Glasgow cop were just embarrassing--Anarchist Cookbook-level stuff. Carl # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: [EMAIL PROTECTED] and "info nettime-l" in the msg body # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: [EMAIL PROTECTED]