Andreas Broeckmann on Thu, 17 Sep 1998 16:34:50 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: <nettime> book/zkp5 artist pages

>From: Guy Van Belle <>

>I guess I am allowed to be angry when
>I see a qualitative initiative being hijacked by a few to serve their own

guy, i don't understand this hyped frustration - the plans for the nettime
book have been in the pipeline for ages, and an editorial team has formed
that is now pushing this project through; anybody who wanted or wants to
join this collective effort was welcome, at least that's what it always
felt like to an outsider from this process like myself; sure there are
compromises to be made, and there have been painful casualties of the
collaborative editing process, but this is a low-budget print publication
- always a nightmare - which will hopefully find a broader audience than
the nettime readership; i really don't get why you would diminish the
self-exploitatory work that the editors are putting into this project - to
accuse them of being self-serving is silly (imagine the world fame that is
waiting for you as the co-editor of an Autonomedia publication); finally,
i cannot imagine that being on the internal zkp5 list is an enviable

in short, i think you've got it wrong, and i want to support the work that
the editors are doing in order to get the book out; my feeling is that to
throw stones as big as these you would need a good track record in
supporting the netdaimler road-show. 

this is a community initiative on the road.

greetings from rotterdam,


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