For a long time now it has been apparent to me that closed systems are doomed—or should be.
Welcome to the machine.
Propaganda techniques—in development since, not only the dawn of industrialized communication, but the dawn of religion and language too: are tough to tussle with.
Perhaps the best at it from the recent past had been Ivan Illich but moving just a bit forward who do we have now talking about now—perhaps Jaron Lanier laced with just a smidgen of Chris Hedges for punch…
Because you must both understand and be immersed in bleeding edge software development as well as have honed linguistic/cultural antennae to get at the coming crossroads.
The future of commerce—the Fire Phone. Indie artists kicked off YouTube. Net Neutrality.
We are each participating in its technical construction as well as its content creation daily—but where is the democracy?
It is I believe mostly in the open source software movement these days. Case in point, my current power tools:
And hopefully a coming Linux-based tablet and phone—Ubuntu and/or otherwise.