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”.
Monday, 20 July 2009
One to flag for my own records, from Richard Waters in the FT, via a post by John Naughton