Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon
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Escaping Anonymity

The most recent issue of Tabletalk Magazine has a great article: Escaping Anonymity.

Here's a teaser:
In days past, anonymity was both rare and difficult. People tended to live in close-knit communities where every face was familiar and every action visible to the community. Travel was rare and the majority of people lived a whole lifetime in the same small geographic area. Os Guinness remarks that in the past “those who did right and those who did not do wrong often acted as they did because they knew they were seen by others. Their morality was accountability through visibility.” While anonymity is certainly not a new phenomenon, the degree of anonymity we can and often do enjoy in our society is unparalleled in history.

Read more....

I agree: we need accountability.
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