[eDebate] grant: "speed is not the disease"

Old Strega oldstrega
Mon Apr 6 12:23:02 CDT 2009

appreciating your clarification of ville's current positions, i offer these thoughts.
speed was not characterized as a disease or necessarily the problem as explained in the last post.   the disease mentioned was proprietary evidence which stands opposed to information sharing and could be the determining factor in the proliferation of crappy evidence read at tournaments.    proprietary evidence has been supported by the antiquated microsoft syndrome protecting the fruits of one's labors.   the flipside is that the tolerance of poor evidence by a community which deems itself intellectual harms the activity as a disease harms the body.   evidence can be viewed as nutrition for debaters in a fast-food nation.     why not adjust the scale of the curriculums of collegiate courses of study towards the worst books ever written on the model of NDT debate standards of evidence since everything's proceeding so well with the activity?
would debates not be better if reliance on poor evidence was eliminated by information sharing?
that's not to mention, the advancement of debate towards delving more into the nuances of the evidence replacing cursory in-round responses prompted by sneak attack strategies.   for example, ede's cursory reading of my thread enabled him to gloss over my argument and re-characterize it as an objection to the "speed disease".   
information sharing is a hot topic with the obama administration which is only appointing RIAA insiders.

"Groups such as Public Knowledge, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Consumer Electronics Association, the Wikimedia Foundation and, among others, the American Library Association, are demanding Obama to look outside the content industry when filling up his administration...
The group are: American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Democracy and Technology, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Consumer Electronics Association, Consumers Union, EDUCAUSE, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Entertainment Consumers Association, Essential Action, Home Recording Rights Coalition, Internet Archive, Knowledge Ecology International, NetCoalition, Public Knowledge, Special Libraries Association. U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Wikimedia Foundation.  end quote

debate suffers from the same bad ideas about information that the obama administration does and NDT would profit from examining applications of the recommendations from the information sharing coalition to its own process.    information sharing in debate bolsters the requirements for multicultural democracy.   proprietary evidence makes fences where fences barricade the participants from the goal of the activity -- the study and practice of communication.    propriety and research are not synonymous.    the power of the interests in the proprietary evidence racket and their inertia do not answer the argument that this way of thinking is a significant barrier to better speechmaking according to historical standards of economy of words and the execution of tropes.

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