“Freedom to connect” versus “freedom from contention”

August 28, 2013

Martin Geddes in top form here:

So the industry’s message of complete freedom is selling a lie: incomplete freedom to communicate is all that is on offer in this imperfect world. We must engage in a perpetual re-examination of how we balance these freedoms, and how much purpose we reveal. Our individual desire for the freedom to connect is contending with the greater good of the networked community as a whole.

What does being a good citizen mean in a digital world? Maybe not hogging all the bandwidth, like not driving in a bus lane?


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