Saturday, September 02, 2006


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Blogger Jon Husband said...

Nah ! Who'da thunk it ?

It makes so much sense, especially this:

By firstly making it cool, trendy and culturally elite for millions to flock to establishment controlled Internet backbones like MySpace, Murdoch is preparing the groundwork for the day when it will stop being voluntary and become mandatory to use government and corporate monopoly controlled Internet hubs.

The end game is a system similar to or worse than China, whereby no websites even mildly critical of the government will be authorized.

The shadow is always there .. these times are those in which the shadow is in a very self-confident phase. The enabling conditions are there for it to use, and Murdoch has been quick to see and seize that.

I have in the past, in my mutterings on wired archy, suggested that we would find ourselves noticing a rather large either/or ...

From the wirearchy web site, sometime in 2002

These major changes will accumulate and reinforce the buildup of control and power embedded in the interconnected capabilities of the Internet.

This will be both good and bad for us. But it will be real.

.. by which I meant (with the benefit of 4 years observation) that governments and corporations may very well legislate and own enough of it to say what goers and what does not go.

The co-option of cool, indeed. Rebel sell, to the max. peace out.

9/02/2006 9:27 PM  
Anonymous tom said...

I found much of interest in Ulises' piece as well. The thing is, the fusion of mySpace and Murdoch is out of a Wm. Gibson novel. One we are writing, it seems. Either/or? maybe less clear.

9/02/2006 11:17 PM  

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