AUTHOR: James McNally
TITLE: Archived Entry (2001-2002)
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DATE: 3/21/2002 12:00:00 AM
"Nowhere was this more evident to me than at SxSW. Sure, I was moved by the warm enthusiasm of the personal publishing zealots, and I don't for a moment question their motivation, or wish to suggest that their voices have no part in the struggle for a democratic web. But when a group of nearly exclusively white, male, middle class American web designers starts to talk about the fact that anyone has access to the online world, I get a really queasy feeling in my stomach. "
My fellow Torontonian Katherine Parrish has posted some very interesting thoughts on the lack of discussion of race, gender, and politics in the online community. Now I'm sure many of you will have some interesting comments, so let's use this space to address some of the points she raises.