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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on December 5, 2001 02:50:01 UTC

post above, the quote and following idea from
_The Cult of Information_
By Theodore Roszak
“The folklore of computers
and the true art of thinking”

(and that quote and idea were:)
Famous author
Charles Dickens wrote the following:
"Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them." -- attributed to Mr. Gradgrind
in _Hard Times_

The problem is, if you build a society around fact-science, the apparent control of facts creates Political Power even better than
actual control of facts, since cheaters can finish their project before honest fact- workers, and concentrate on spin.

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