Specofdust, I accept your reasoning, though I don't necessarily agree with it in its entirety. My perception of the net is that of an open forum; a place of debate; a place to broach ideas and concepts, to argue the merits and absorb, evolve those ideas and concepts. A collective consciousness. Mine is, perhaps, a very Utopian ideal, certainly somewhat self-contradictory and therefore a somewhat flawed one; But that's my viewpoint. Ultimately the principle is based around equality of voice and the raising of awareness without hate, fear, subjugation or segregation. A truly anarchistic state, if you will; and I'm not referring to the Websters dictionary definition of anarchy, but it's original roots as a "truly" democratic ideal where each and every persons voice counts in unified concensus. Again, the principle in itself is flawed, and almost certainly naive. But.. Aim for the stars and you might just reach the moon. Which is also why I can accept your own views, but not necessarily agree with them.