Kenneth Goldsmith is right. Check out the entire essay here. Furthermore, if you’re not open, you might as well not exist. If you hide behind pay walls, subscriptions, logins and passwords, you’re not really on the internet, and you don’t exist. If you wall yourself off in a secure network, in a closed loop, behind a price tag, you don’t exist. If you’re free and open, you exist. If not, well, you’ll soon cease to exist. And when the techno-rapture occurs and benevolent machines begin mapping and uploading individual human psyches in order to preserve them in the inter-galactic internet, you’re screwed if your data is behind a pay wall. I’m just saying.
“If it doesn’t exist on the internet, it doesn’t exist.”
Posted by Andrew Neuendorf on April 12, 2011