Social media has livestock

I just had to share this quote from Bruce Sterling’s article titled “The Ecuadorian Library or, The Blast Shack After Three Years” – Personal computers can have users, but social media has livestock. This is a nice metaphorical companion to the saying that if you arent paying, you are the product (although I’m not entirely…… Continue reading Social media has livestock

Small minds crippled South African democracy

I’ve been reading a couple more stories both anticipating and discussing yesterday’s shameful vote to pass the Protection of State Information Bill in Parliament. There are some terrific quotes in these articles, all of which are worth reading: Times Live’s article titled “The bitter triumph of small minds”: If our parliament votes this bill into…… Continue reading Small minds crippled South African democracy