Some Sunday morning reading to share.
There was a Rally for Sanity or Fear or something yesterday. The media couldn't swallow it they way they do other rallies for fear of being called partisan. The organizers insist it wasn't political. Counting the size of these things has become another way to spread lies and disinformation and a parlor game. Ain't life grand. Bottom line, now that all politics has become entertainment, none of it matters as long as someone watches. I love the complaints about the fact that these were comedians organizing the event. I love the defense that these were comedians organizing the event. As if the folks who pretend they are politicians aren't comedians, whether or not they intend to be. And vice versa. The world hasn't turned upside down as some think it has. But operators behind the curtain aren't hiding anymore now that the curtain has fallen. We've got a lot of emperors, or wanna be emperors, who aren't ashamed anymore to say they aren't wearing clothes. The thing is I trust the comedians more than I do the politicians. At least the comedians admit they are lying and their smiles are more sincere.
Some folks are agonizing big time about the election on Tuesday. No need. Nothing will change except some of the faces. The Dems lost this one long ago, the Republicans will lose by winning on Tuesday. The Tea Party folks will feel really good for a short time and then get angry again when no one listens. Nothing will change except the score cards. The ignorant will still think they matter, the smart ones will still think they matter. The ones with the money who do matter will pretend to let them both think so, and go back to counting their money.
Michael Arrington talks about being a pirate in the context of being an entrepreneur. Good read. He might as well be talking about being a politician.
Framed as Four Questions for Republicans, it should be framed as Four Questions for us all. But then that's not sexy and implies we would care about facts.
Twitter wants to control how we use the words Twitter and Tweet. I'd rather they just fix their damn network instead of hiring lawyers to dream up this stuff.
Doc Searls, as usual takes the long view on Apple, Google, carriers, et al.