"As every man goes through life
he fills in a number of forms for the record,
each containing a number of questions .
There are thus hundreds of little threads
radiating from every man,
millions of threads in all.

If these threads were suddenly to become visible,
the whole sky would look like a spider’s web,
and if they materialized as rubber bands;
buses, trams and even people would all lose the ability to move,
and the wind would be unable to carry torn-up newspapers
or autumn leaves along the streets of the city.

They are not visible, they are not material, but
every man is constantly aware of their existence.
Each man, permanently aware of his own invisible threads
naturally develops a respect for the people who manipulate the threads
"


Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Cancer Ward - 1966


It seems Everyman is not aware of how the threads of self revelation are connected.
Everyman is not "constantly aware" of pervasive data collection.
Everyman is not aware of how - or why - they might be manipulated.
Everyman is not aware of who holds the strings.

Solzhenitsyn implies that in Stalin's Russia the threads were obvious to everybody.
Why do citizen of the EU have data protections (
GDPR) against this tangle of threads but not Americans?
Do they live closer to Germany? To Russia? Do they have better memories?


Privacy is the most essential issue of the Information Age. Politics and finding solutions for urgent issues of survival (like fixing politics) can't move forward if we are tangled up by threads.

Here, no news, no ads, no comments no distraction, left or right. What's the purpose of a website then? Fodder for conversation. A challenge for dialog. A magazine on a kitchen table between friends where no one listening but friends. Nice right?

How do you take a bone from a dog? You give him a steak. Here is a different left and right. There are two paths presented. Take the left path with your estranged brother. You might find some common ground. Share the right path with a colleague, you might expand the breadth of your practice. Confused about the path thing? Please read the ABOUT thing.

Developments in high tech look interesting through the lens of privacy. The threads of personal information go interesting places. If you would like to add some insight about threads... I love hearing fresh thoughts. Please write. support@iseethreed.com