Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What Are They For Again

I really haven't said much about Wikileaks, in part because it's one of those things with lots of details that matter and I just haven't devoted time to following it, but I admit to being completely baffled by the response from mainstream journalists.

It isn't exactly the same thing, but moments like this I'm reminded of a time years ago when I was talking at a conference about internets and stuff to a not entirely plugged in audience and a man stood up and said something like, "You mean, people can just say whatever they want on the internet? Don't we need to do something about that?"