Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
People always talk about going unwired, or internet free, or screen free, or whatever. What I'd like to do is go commercial and marketing free for a day. No intrusions of advertising or messaging of any sort into my personal space. It turns out that that is a lot harder to do - even in my most isolated camping trips I'm still surrounded by marketing, as everything must have brand identification on it these days. Commercial and marketing messages are, in my view, a lot more harmful to society than text messages from friends or unfiltered news from local bloggers.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2021 11:23 a.m.