I will preface my questions with the fact that this assigned reading from Wealth of Networks was quite challenging for me. I hope to get some clarity from class discussion tomorrow. These are more thoughts rather than questions.
- If Benkler’s main point in the first chapter is that the internet makes knowledge more accessible to everyone why he choose to write this in a way that is not accessible to everyone? It reads very scholarly and with some attitude.
- The section about Babel objection made me reflect on the Presentation Professor Lackaff gave on Monday. Babel objection – when everyone can speak, no one can be heard. I was wondering how this relates to the open government websites we talked about.
- When Benkler talks about copyright is he saying that everything should be free domain for the greater good? I had a hard time deciphering.