Thursday, December 03, 2009


Prohibition I've been very disappointed with Danah Boyd's recent output. Whether this has any connection with her taking the Microsoft shilling or not is hard to say. When she recently gave (by her own admission) a bad talk at a conference, the backchannel gave her some feedback. She didn't like it.

And again there's talk of restricting the backchannel.

Give it up, it won't work. Stephen Downes has it right. Prohibition doesn't work. If you don't participate in the conversation, you lose your vote.