☝ Control Considered Harmful

When society was arranged as a series of intermediaries serving disconnected clients, distinguishing clients from non-clients was a key element of business. But in a meshed, massively connected society, simulating that world using artificial control mechanisms simply does harm. In today’s article for ComputerWorldUK I connect the dots of Apple’s patent on video shutdowns, the problems projectionists have with Sony movies, Cory Doctorow’s recent keynote at PDF and my own essay on Digital Restrictions Management (DRM).

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