|The benefits of the network are apparent and well documented.
They are announced, advertised, shouted and declaimed. The will to connect
All the positive theoretical implications of connection rest on the single assumption that there can be only one network: one virtual totality that somehow escapes its repressive raison d'Ítre, somehow spreading its tenticular benevolence to all mankind.
The web is nihilism made material. It is late capitalism's latest effort to attain the sublime, to conquer the incomprehensible in nature by spreading the cancer of its own confusion. Within its decentralized matrix, it has established a perfect system of delivery, a self-perpetuating electro-organism that absorbs, assimilates, and dominates by symbolic appropriation. In the structural realization of the universal network, man is well on the way to his earthly goal....