Posts tagged control

Ted Nelson’s Computer Lib / Dream Machines: there’s a link to a downloadable PDF (of questionable legality and reliability) at the bottom of the page, so hurry up! (via Radio-Activity)

Nelson, of course, is the wacky David Lynch-esque persona who invented the word ‘hypertext’ and fought for an alternate (some might say DRM-enabled) Web for decades with Project Xanadu. Still, Nelson has none of that tired Silicon Valley entrepeneur bullshit rhetoric. His Computers for Cynics podcast (direct link to episode 0) has more wisdom about technology and control in it than the entire ouevre of ‘open source’ demagogues.