“On balance, the things that have happened because of the Internet have been tremendously good for bands and audiences, but really bad for businesses that are not part of that network, the people who are siphoning money out. I don’t give a fuck about those people”—Steve Albini, again (via newspeedwayboogie)
True net neutrality means the free exchange of information between people and organizations. Information is key to a society’s well being. One of the most effective tactics of an invading military is to inhibit the flow of information in a population; this includes which information is shared and by who. Today we see this war being waged on American citizens. Recently the FCC has moved to redefine “net neutrality” to mean that corporations and organizations can pay to have their information heard, or worse, the message of their competitors silenced. We as a nation must settle for nothing less than complete neutrality in our communication channels. This is not a request, but a demand by the citizens of this nation. No bandwidth modifications of information based on content or its source.
“There are people (in advertising) that believe that consumers are ‘in love’ with brands.
They believe consumers want to have ‘relationships’ with brands.
They want to have ‘personal experiences’ and be ‘personally engaged’ with brands.
There are people (in advertising) that believe that consumers are going on Facebook and Twitter and having conversations with each other about brands.”—The Golden Age of Bullshit by Bob Hoffman (via re-brand)