Thursday, December 27, 2012

The menacing crowd …

… What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web? | Arts and Culture | Smithsonian Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

1 comment:

  1. julie9:40 AM

    "...I’d had a career as a professional musician and what I started to see is that once we made information free, it wasn’t that we consigned all the big stars to the bread lines. (They still had mega-concert tour profits.)

    Instead, it was the middle-class people who were consigned to the bread lines. And that was a very large body of people..."

    Well, duh, as you kids say today. The wisdom of the ages was that patent and copyright law (for example) did protect the smallest of people in return for their giving their creation to the world. But all the techies knew better...and now this one has, with his changed view, as much enthusiasm as before and still with absolute confidence in his "wisdom."

    An inventor opining on social policy is just extra wisdom involved nor granted.