Monday, September 6, 2010

The threat to the open internet

The Economist has a great read on the threat to the open internet: A virtual counter-revolution
“The real question is how high the walls between these walled gardens will be.”
Exactly why government, and other citizen funded efforts should not succumb to the proprietary interests of companies (and others) wanting to own the flow of information.

There is only one neutral platform. It's called the Web. If this privatization movement succeeds we can say goodbye to the free and open exchange of information we have come to love.

Now, would you still like to tell me about your idea for an iPhone app? Over my dead body...

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