an article by Jonathan Zittrain entitled
"The Generative Internet", the author is requesting comments on the work:
"I've just finished a new paper on the future of the Net, in which I extol its open qualities but fear that a focus on an open Internet can too often exclude worrying about an open PC -- which I define in a broader fashion than the divide between free and proprietary software typically contemplates.
I think it's critically important that users retain general purpose PCs, even some with proprietary OSes, instead of "information appliances." I fear these appliances, like TiVo, can come to predominate -- or that the PC itself will morph towards becoming one, with new gatekeepers determining what code will or won't run on them, rather than the users themselves.
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