Friday, December 27, 2013

Why Not New, Open Channels For Population-Wide, Citizen Discourse?

   (Commentary posted by Roger Erickson)

Montreal startup creates first-ever virtual smartphone for Android users

It all comes down to freedom from rentier constraints imposed by mobile telecom operators?

Seems clear that rentier behavior is drastically holding our citizens back.

Something's gotta give.

People, like data, want to be free? That requires more than virtual lipservice to freedom, from real rentier constraints on real citizens. What if all roads were private toll roads? What if rentiers claimed copyright on all the words we use? We'd soon invent new languages and new routes. Why not new, open channels for population-wide, citizen discourse?

1 comment:

Peter Pan said...

"Open source" is an inspiring term for many :)