The Fall/Winter 2003 Issue of CIO Magazine contains a series of articles written by well-known thinkers, like Ray Kurzweil, Robert Reich or Paul Saffo. It also carries a text written by Howard Rheingold, "The War Over Innovation."
In this article, Howard writes that some trends are in action which threaten our ways to use technological innovations, like the recording industry or Hollywood trying to stop us to share files. Here is a part of Howard's conclusion.
Fortunately, the war isn't over, -- and what we know, say and do now counts. Hundreds of millions of people have tasted the freedom, power and opportunity that personal computing and the Internet have made possible. Once they understand what's at stake, they can use the very media that is the spoil of the battle to self-organize collective action.
The time to know, speak and act is now. The technology is in your hands. Use it well if you want to keep it that.
Source: Howard Rheingold, for CIO Magazine, Fall/Winter 2003 Issue
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