Thursday, November 23, 2006

Though the parallel of the internet with the Renaissance triggered by Gutenberg's movable type and the emergence of other new media was already apparent to me, it was a bit of a shock to see how other media have always initially be used to empower people but later become monopolised.

This video rings true to me.


Blogger Bill Kerr said...

Most people don't seem to believe that it is even possible that internet freedoms could be rolled back.

But surely when Berners-Lee, Cerf and Lessig (all featured in this video) are speaking out strongly of the danger it is time to take notice.

The Australian, Roger Clarke, identified the danger in 1999: "Many of the features that have ensured a progressive balance between data protections and freedom of access to data have already been seriously eroded, and the new balance that emerges from the current period of turmoil may be far less friendly to public access and more like a New Dark Ages." - the internet as harbinger of the new dark ages

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