A look (devolving into ranting about copyright) at TPB AFK, a documentary on The Pirate Bay.
A sideways response to Anil Dash’s essay, “The Web We Lost.”
One of the phenomena we see in discussions of changes to society is a purely reflexive response. We see this both affirmatively and negatively, depending on the way the issue is couched. Reflexive responses can kill whole families of ideas, and we should seek to minimize their influence.
An attempt to look at identity and group behaviors.
The 2008 Obama campaign used the slogan, “Change you can believe in.” I think it works for this phenomena to call it “Unbelieved Change,” meaning change that people didn’t see coming because they didn’t believe it had a chance.