[clug] Why the web has gone sour

Lana Brindley lanabrindley at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 15:21:03 MST 2010

On 15 February 2010 09:05, Steve Walsh <steve at nerdvana.org.au> wrote:

> Lana Brindley wrote:
>> http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/why-the-web-has-gone-sour-20100214-nzo5.html
>> Discuss.
> "One of the articles of faith of the "open culture" movement is expressed
> in the aphorism, "Information wants to be free". Typically it is used as a
> justification for illegal file-sharing"
> Er...what now?

Yeah, I read that bit and went o.0 too.

What I find most interesting is that he seems to be coming from the idea
that the internet exists in order to make people financially prosperous.
When I think of the internet's purpose (for lack of a better word) though, I
think of it primarily as a communications tool. And that it does quite

Possibly, the fact that people don't seem to be able to make money very
effectively using the internet is causing him to be a tad bitter? ;)


Cheers! Lana

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comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make
up your mind  not to be happy there's no reason why you shouldn't have a
fairly good time.
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