Re: chiapas (and uprisings)

David Houston (dhouston@MOOSE.UVM.EDU)
Thu, 14 Jul 1994 08:22:13 -0400

On Tue, 12 Jul 1994, Millicent Allenby wrote:
> yesterday's *wall street journal* reported
> that during the chiapas uprising, the
> "rebels" went online. i'm wondering if
> there is an archive of that material. also,
> what was the goverment response to the
> virtual aspect of the uprising?

It suddenly crossed my mind to wonder - given the recent surge in changes
in the Internet (sales etc.) - would there, _could_ there, be a "virtual
uprising" should these changes chart a course into areas that a
measurable number of netters don't like or agree with?

"Dan Rather here. It seems that a virtual sit-down strike has
paralyzed the Banking and Finance systems of the World. The
scruffy group known only as 'The Net' has sent a list of virtual
demands to the White House via e-mail. No return address was given,
just an insistence that all replies be posted to alt.hackers"

Brave New World, indeed!

David Houston
University of Vermont