[OT] Freedom and organization (was RE: help needed with adding ne w character)

From: Marco Cimarosti (marco.cimarosti@essetre.it)
Date: Fri Mar 19 2004 - 05:04:15 EST

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    Kenneth Whistler wrote:
    > Why is an Anarchist asking to standardize something?

    Why not!? Can you elaborate on this? Myself, I am an anarchist sympathizer,
    and I have been deeply interested in a character encoding standard for
    nearly ten years now...

    Anarchism is against imposing forms of organization, non against
    organization itself. And standards are quite like the useful side of laws
    (the organization) without the harmful side (the imposition), so they should
    be welcome to anarchists.

    Obedience to laws can only be imposed with violence by a parasitical clique
    (cops, tribunals), whereas compliance to standards is achieved solely by the
    intrinsic usefulness and quality of the standard's design.

    _ Marco

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