Networkers, I don't know if you ever get as far as scrolling down my sidebar on the right. While there is a bit of blog-related stuff promoting me, posts, and the blog - there is a lot of stuff which, if you click into it and follow-up with the information provided at the sites, is like an information trip around the world. You will note that I have a few blogs which have feed subscriptions. One of these is Sharon Astyk's marvellous simple but intelligent, Casaubon's Book
Just last week she wrote about The Water Fountain. Now call me psychic if you will, but just last week when all this was going through Sharon's head, I too was thinking of the old fashioned in the park/public place water fountain. Sharon discussed this but also takes the topic further into a discussion of sharing, and the public becoming privatised. I might add for a lesson in the sociology of the USA, the comments on Sharon's posts can be quite instructive/destructive.
Please read Sharon's post and the comments on it for yourselves, Networkers. But just in case you are tempted not to, here is an excerpt: