I feel like I agree with both >>709
The net is important, I hate it, I find it fascinating, beautiful and interesting and full of potential, but also just plain messed up. A more democratic model, as with a well built meshnet, is something I often dream of. Improbable? sure, but its a dream.
>would I ever leave the internet for good?
hell yes I would, if I could live and do my work without it.
I don't think anyone in this thread is trying to make anyone feel that they don't "belong" here, maybe I am wrong but the goal I see is more to understand the community as it exists, rather than to perscribe the community as it should be.
then again, maybe I don't belong here, either.