Monday, March 11, 2002

Crap! It appears I am having posting issues. And I just wrote one that, even if it wasn't cool, I would have liked to keep. Perhaps this blog should die.

Sunday, March 10, 2002

I think I was trying to kill the rhizome, but it just wouldn't die. Napster got shut down and dragged through court, now the Morpheus/Kazaa fiasco. If these events can't kill the rhizomatic structure that is p2p networks, I have no chance (not that I want to kill the p2p networks - referring more to the theoretical rhizome that this site was inteded to be).

Wow, I was a little angry in my last post. Oram's recent article on OpenP2p is more up my alley. I completely agree that there are dangers on relying on the modes and methods of "old" media for a new medium, such as digitial music/video. I actually think that, on a larger scale, this is one of the biggest problems with the Internet, and not just on the level of content delvery: socially, culturally, the Internet reinforces the same old structures of power that were supposed to go away on the new, egalitarian, hierarchy-resistant net. With the exception of blogger and a few other really user-friendly examples, the Internet still seems to be a place where simialr types of power and privilege are valued. It's a bit disheartening for me.

More on this later, it's early (or late, depending on how you see it) here on the east coast. Just wanted to remind my audience of one that this spot still exists and needs a lot of growing.