A few people told me that I was being a little alarmist — that of course the web would win — open always wins. But that’s an ahistoric view, I think. The web appears to me to be an outlier, not the latest in the pattern. I think it’s actually very difficult to find any communications technology at all that didn’t close up around networks of distribution. Interesting debate, and I’m optimistic that we can get things to a more open situation, but I think it’s far from inevitable….
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