Chance favors the connected mind.
James X. Dempsey:
They basically want to turn back the clock and make Internet services function the way that the telephone system used to function.
Sure, @lessig is charismatic and smart, but then he calls for widespread cannibalism and baby punching.
It's a disaster waiting to happen.
We didn't do it on purpose.
It's what you want.
Think of it as augmented humanity.
Here's my theory: the problem with Google is that Eric Schmidt is creepy.
There was no wink.
Simply think of it as cookies that just won't go away.
Counterintuitively, even if a tool has many users, as long as nobody talks about it much it tends not to get blocked.
John Barry and Evan Thomas:
The secretary of defense does his own laundry, shopping, and cooking, and waters the flowers outside his house.
Can't someone else do it?
I'm done doing this!
The numbskullery continues.
They're angry, and they're not sure who to blame or what to do about it.
You're the dullest audience I've ever spoken to.
It ain't about right. It's about money.
Jeremy Lizt, VP of Engineering at Rapleaf:
Our mission is that everyone can have a personalized experience on the web that is safe and anonymous, and we will continue to work hard to make this a reality.
I've gotten old enough that I now understand why adults seek to escape reality. Paradoxically, I think I was better at escaping reality when I was younger.
In the future, I think there will be pockets of outrageously irresponsible, anonymous people ... but for the most part, we will have cleansed ourselves of the anonymous.