The Quest for Community is Alive and Well Online

This is ah er um a column
I'm not saying it is done
It broaches the communal Web mind
And posits a sort of soft totalitarianism
As if somehow the products of our minds
Will take on executive form
He quotes my favorite sociologist Robert Nisbet
But Nisbet was surely on the side of a revival of
Of gemeinschaft
The emphasis I place on cyber-community 
Accepts the need for a move of micro 
to macro so that the implications of cyber
Are transformed to the design and architecture of society
Meanwhile the communal mind 
Is hardly totalitarian
It is a brake on the sentiments of folk
Who might feel at home in 
Totalitarian environments
That is not us

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

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