Friday, June 3, 2011

Serfing the Net

An insightful article on the implications of "free" as both ideology and marketing concept by the filmmaker and writer, Astra Taylor.

From Astra Taylor: "...are they talking “free” as in speech or “free” as in beer? “Free” as in liberty or “free” as in markets? Free-spirited creators or freeloading CEOs? For some, the two meanings coalesce in a strange consumerist vision of a communitarian future: Freedom is a world where all the things you could ever want are free — as in gratis — which means you can share them without fear of having less for yourself."

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