Monday 20 July 2009

Owning information

One to flag for my own records, from Richard Waters in the FT, via a post by John Naughton
The idea that you can “own” digital data, in the same sense that you can own a book, was always suspect. But at least some forms of digital media have conveyed many of the attributes of ownership. With local storage, the bits have been delivered onto a device that you can unplug and put in your pocket. The information, at that point, is “yours”.

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