Edging toward the fully licensed world

Doc Searls, Weblog, Mar 01, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Doc Searls sounds the cautionary note to the effect that as we lose our rights over the stuff we purchase, we lose the benefits an open society offers. "The wide-open computers most of us used for decades are also being marginalized now that more of our connected lives are moving to partially-open smartphones, tablets, Kindles and Nooks... By losing the free and open Internet, and free and open devices to interact with it — and even such ordinary things as physical books and music media — we reduce the full scope of both markets and civilization." Too true. Good post with numerous links.
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