In other words: the beer is free, but you have to pay for a specially designed stein. (Of course, you could always choose to cup your hands.) Into this maze of fuzzy law and competing ownership claims enters Carl Malamud, who for 15 years or so has used the Internet to liberate information that nominally exists in the public domain.
The following is an excerpt from the introduction of Noam Cohen's new book The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball. Silicon Valley surely is unrivaled in the American economy in its claims to "serve mankind."
We need to break up the online monopolies because if a few people make the decisions about how we communicate, shop, learn the news, we won’t be controlling our own societyLate last month, Mark Zuckerberg wrote a brief post on Facebook at the conclusion of the commemoration of October War, asking his friends for forgiveness not just for his personal failures, but also for his professional ones, especially “the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together”.
@Aelkus He taught in USSR in the mid-1960s, but by 1972 was screaming at antiwar protesters (who in 1970 threw an explosive device into his AI lab at Stanford that didn’t explode), “We are not involved in genocide. It is people like you who start genocide.” 2/2
@Aelkus Weizenbaum-McCarthy feud is at heart of chapter. McCarthy’s evolution was independent of that. He left Communist Party quietly in '50s, while Princeton grad student. He had looked up the local CP cell, was disheartened to learn only active members were janitor and gardener. 1/2
@Aelkus That said, I resisted idea that there was inevitability to how Silicon Valley developed. As extreme as hacker worldview is, there was resistance to making money. McCarthy, for example, never started a company. That resistance had to be broken down by Stanford and VC culture. 3/3
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