On Sat, 07 Apr 2018, Tilman Baumgärtel wrote: > When exactly did this list become primarily a vehicle for the > endless wisecracking of some guy who has borrowed his name from a > novel from 1895?
my record for posterity: I know well this list and most people who started it, read and write *sometimes* myself since 20 years. I used to be strongly against the moderation of this list 10 years ago, a measure which is just recently removed I understand. morlockelloi has been around as an anonymous writer since very long. I used to be one of his fans, plus at times a sparring partner. Reading some of his writings from 10 years ago, some of us believed he could be William Gibson, who has also been somehow close to this list in its early days at least. what I register now is that his activity intensified and the quality of his attacks descended below the entertaining level. There ara flurring posts from him in the last months, where he even replies to himself, something I recall he never did. Plus traits of his personality are changing, he is much more of a 'mr. know-it-all' type now, while before was more of a cynical quasi-Bruce-Sterling designy type person dismissing fluff and clearing out the way for proper arguments. I don't know what else to think. maybe he passed on his account. The sort of replying-myself thing he is doing shows that some sort of twitter ab-user has taken place and the quantity of activity indicates there may be more people behind the account now. ciao -- Denis Roio a.k.a. Jaromil http://Dyne.org think &do tank Ph.D, CTO & co-founder software to empower communities Book keynotes, lectures, workshops: https://jaromil.dyne.org ⚷ crypto κρυπτο крипто गुप्त् 加密 האנוסים المشفره GnuPG: 6113D89C A825C5CE DD02C872 73B35DA5 4ACB7D10 # 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: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: nett...@kein.org # @nettime_bot tweets mail w/ sender unless #ANON is in Subject: