Monday, January 26, 2004

The Old Guard

Aidan talks about the possible perversion of the system by "old purposes".

One converse of POSIWID - when you find a purpose surviving, look for the system whose purpose it is. Existing power bases will obviously look for ways of preserving power. The Old Guard.

So there may be two or more different systems in play, each attempting to exploit Trevor's mechanisms to different ends. The broader question is then - what emerges from the interaction between these systems.

We should certainly not expect the Old Guard to give up without a struggle - and we know the Old Guard don't play by our rules - that's the whole point.