16 March 2009

A Paean to Free Culture

Beautifully-written piece by Roger Lancefield providing a lucid explanation of why free culture is both profound and inevitable. Here's the peroration:


So finally, free culture is nothing more than, and nothing less than, mankind’s natural propensity to communicate, collaborate and share. It is not a fad, it goes much deeper. Characterising it in narrow terms as a politically motivated cult, or as a commercially damaging movement is missing the big picture, for these things are not of its essence. It first and foremost is a technology-facilitated extension of our normal modes of behaviour — and this is why it is inevitable, profound and unstoppable.

Amen to that.

2 comments:

Roger Lancefield said...

Blimey, I'm 'umbled. Thank you for the kind words :-)

glyn moody said...

Thanks for your *eloquent* words...