Hong Kong is Civilized

Free wifi in the airport, need I say more? Ok, what is stifling about airports and modern travel is the lack of control. Stand in line. Wait. Sit on the plane. Fasten your seatbelt. Put away your tray table. Close the windowshade. What is web-surfing? Here’s a blank location bar – now go, wherever you will. As in the Matrix, when your body is confined, the mind wishes to roam. Many a government could ease the suffering of its citizens by offering them mental freedom when it imposes physical confinement. The web is powerful and American in its origins in that it exports the one classic American virtue – freedom.

7 thoughts on “Hong Kong is Civilized

  1. Ah, fair point. There goes American ego-centrism again. However, a lot of the early Internet infrastructure and ideas (packet routing, BBN, DNS, sendmail) were laid down in the U.S.

  2. "The web is powerful and American in its origins in that it exports the one classic American virtue – freedom."This may need a more nuanced restatement given the recent google/yahoo/chinese communist party issues.

    1. Hello,You say that in the last eapmxle the alarm-Logs are set to local0.emergency using the template “$DATE $HOST…”According to RFC3164, “The Priority value is calculated by first multiplying the Facility number by 8 and then adding the numerical value of the Severity.”So your would mean facility 18, which is local2 and not local0 – what am I missing?Cheers, Alex

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