IRC is Evil. Anytime there is a relatively new mode of communication, its blamed for all things conceivable. A NY Times article takes aim at IRC as a breeding ground for file sharing, child porn and, god forbid, hackers. It specifically takes aim… [Ross Mayfield's Weblog]
irc is evil, wikis are evil…. all really interesting informational environments are evil. why? it is because they enable something established power systems reject, and that is new relations of power and knowledge. it is undeniable that irc is evil and that wikis are evil and the reason they are evil is that they empower people that the normalizing structures don't identify as beneficents.