An interesting read

18 March 2011

… is this article about a new book  by Tim Wu that was published a couple of days ago. The book is called the Master Switch and discusses the possibility of the internet ceasing to be a vehicle of free speech thanks to some huge players such as Facebook, Amazon, Google and yes, we knew this, Apple. These companies have amassed enough influence and power to control the whole thing, if they join forces to create monopolies .  We can all play happily along with this, facebooking and amazoning, appling and googling our little hearts out, but it is them who have the means decide for us which information we can access and which will be denied. Doesn’t make one feel particularly powerful, I’d say. Scary stuff…

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