The proliferation of electronic discourse can refresh our cultural sense of the value added by human community and may point to a future where the net (in whatever form) confirms our sense of community. So-called editorial filters already proliferate, and we still need a community (which is to say an embodied presence among others) in which to discuss and agree upon the usefulness of these tools. This in some sense, of course, recapitulates the emergence of "readable" editorial sensibilities and publishing houses in the eighteenth century, if not earlier. The notion that editors are "necessary" to filter out the mass of information, of course, implies a hierarchy of information and of human beings, and suggests an immanence of cultural values rather than a culture which is constructed by human presence, discussion, and community.