[Noisebridge-discuss] governments may have the upper hand

Jake jake at spaz.org
Mon Apr 16 18:19:25 UTC 2012

Yeah that's the obvious retort that all the commenters were making, just 
like pointing out that Darpa created the internet when someone criticises 
Maker Darpa faire.

I honestly don't think Sergey Brin is giving a shit about making more 

In fact, he is so rich that he already has all the freedom one can have in 
this world.  It's people like you and me and all the commenters mocking 
him for profiting off of google, who are the ones who SHOULD be making 
exactly the arguments that he's making...

because we are the ones who will suffer if the genie is stuffed back into 
the bottle.  Sergey can just buy himself a ticket onto the Arc.


On Mon, 16 Apr 2012, Will Sargent wrote:

> I'd put a little more faith in what he said if there weren't quite so much
> blatant self-interest going on.  It's like the Paramount exec who said that
> Louis C.K. didn't monetize because he didn't go through the studios... if
> you can make money by believing something, it's very easy to believe it.
> Will.
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 6:25 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>       Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey
>       Brin
>       Threats range from governments trying to control citizens to the
>       rise of
>       Facebook and Apple-style 'walled gardens'...
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/15/web-freedom-threat-google-
>       brin
>        He said five years ago he did not believe China or any country
>       could
>       effectively restrict the internet for long, but now says he has
>       been
>       proven wrong. "I thought there was no way to put the genie back
>       in the
>       bottle, but now it seems in certain areas the genie has been put
>       back in
>       the bottle," he said.
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