[svlug] linux in Beijing...
javilk at polly.mall-net.com
Tue Aug 11 20:01:29 PDT 1998
> > This project, built on a 22 square kilometer parcel of land in Beijing, is
> > designed to replicate the concept of California's Silicon Valley in the
> > capital of the People's Republic of China.
But you see, the success of Silicon Valley is based upon the premise of
freedom to attempt to do thing that may well fail. That entails a lot of
what we call FREEDOM to say what we think, do what we want, and other
things that the Chinese and other communistic governments would call
sociopathic self centered craziness!!!
> > The Government of China has designated Silicon Valley (China) Development
> > Company Limited as the exclusive developer of this project, responsible
> > for
> > all aspects of the design, development and construction of the area over a
> > 30-year period.
To CONTROL, REGULATE, DIRECT, and otherwise attempt to bend the wills
of the participants to the Greater National Good of China. (And, I might
add, not help the American Silicon Valley.)
Won't happen, folks!
The Japanese tried this with their great computer project, whatever
it was called, the one that brought Prolog to a higher level of awareness.
Being a focused, directed organization, they failed.
We produce technology because our technologists go WAY out on a limb,
most of them come crashing down, and try again and again, often with their
own paltry personal resources. Henry Ford went broke three times before he
succeeded. Edison, labeled too addled as a child to attend school, tried
at least a hundred times to produce an electric bulb. The two hippy
types, Jobs and Wosniac, tried repeatedly to convince HP to produce the
personal computer, and ended up selling their van and a calculator to fund
the development of the first Apple computer. Some Texas Instruments
engineers tried to convince their management to do the same; they later
First, that takes people with their own resources, which a
communistic nation tends to "discourage" people from accumulating.
Second, if you want to explore new frontiers, you need "wild"
independent men who can see beyond the present, not "Yes Sir" politically
correct droids who will support the current power structure. Governments
and major corporations are dedicated to keeping wild men from attaining
power. It threatens the small minds that make up the existing power
structure to no end!!! Why, it means CHANGE, a burro-c-rats worst
- javilk at mall-net.com ---------------------------
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Linux asks "What do you want to do?"
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