David Garcia on Mon, 11 Feb 2002 09:34:02 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> All right, I admit it -- I went to Davos

Few would be brave enough to pick an argument with Bruce Sterling.

After all attempting to take him to task for powowing with many of those
responsible for ensuring that most of the worlds population remain in penury
and hunger (not to mention selling his soul for free Compaq WinCE handheld,
and the chance to hang out with Bono!) is about as thankless as an English
bobby trying to arrest a particularly outrageous yankee drag queen, whilst
all the time assuring the laughing bystanders that he may be very funny but
he is still wrong.

David Garcia

>From: Bruce Sterling <bruces@well.com>
>To: Announcer <nettime-l@bbs.thing.net>
>Subject: <nettime> All right, I admit it -- I  went to Davos
>Date: Mon, Feb 11, 2002, 2:52

> 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* discretion.
> 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 AIDS.
> 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?
> bruces
> http://www.infinitematrix.net
> Davos photos appearing soon!
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