Friday, February 22, 2008

They Didn't Kill The Internets

Adam Bonin looks at what's happened since various reform groups wanted to kill politics on the internet.

It's worth remembering that one of the big concerns was that people might, one day, be able to make videos! And put them on the internet! And ... that would be bad!!! It was never quite clear why that would be bad, but it did become clear to me that some on the reform community aren't just bothered by money in politics, but by politics itself. It's as if they wanted politics to be some highly refereed competition between candidates, rather than a big messy thing in which we all get to have a say even outside of the ballot box.