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Re: <nettime> John Perry Barlow R.I.P.

On 08/02/18 13:41, Douglas Rushkoff wrote:
> Oh shoot.
> approach just opened it to the corporations who poured in. But I
> think it was hard to see that coming, particularly for the early
> libertarians of the net, who thought small and local business would
> be favored in such a seemingly a bottom-up, decentralized
> environment.

It wasn't made easier to see anything about cyberspace that it was
declared immaterial and outside of property. That's an enduring folly
that misled debate for decades, while those with the means to invest in
the material nature required took power - and the quest for minerals and
power to fuel it all exploded in a blood bath.
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