[linux-elitists] Content and its discontents
Fri Mar 5 14:18:33 PST 2004
>>>>> "BF" == Ben Finney <email@example.com> writes:
BF> Agreed. It has the same problems as "consumer": it
BF> presupposes the distribution channel is the central, all
BF> important part of the system.
Thank you! Yes, "consumers" consume "content".
By the way, all of what you said was interesting and good. I
especially liked that you put Nick to sleep. Ha ha! Shuts him up for
BF> As a side point, why are you so interested in a term that
BF> excludes source code? As already pointed out in this thread,
BF> source code *is* content, if presented that way; its human
BF> audience may be more limited than other expression, but its
BF> expressive quality is no less.
You've got a good point.
BF> That's a horrible idea; to reclaim the importance of
BF> expression you're talking about, we need people to realise
BF> that they're easily capable of being culture creators, not
BF> just consumers.
BF> Perhaps using the term "culture" to refer to stuff that is
BF> quite obviously not buried under the sea is a good place to
I think that sounds right. "Free Culture" is a good word.
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the end come despondency and madness." --Wordsworth
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