The infrastructure always ends up shaping people more than they think it will. Modern big city people tend to think and act like big-city people anywhere. A big-city New York guy sleeping in bus stations is as poor as his brother, some Deep South sharecropper. But the social chasm between those two people is immense.
Here come infrastructure determinism, 2, and out goes the agency and back come the social shaping argument, the possibilism and the arguments I have had with myself and michael over this!
via: Interview with Bruce Sterling at BoingBoing
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