Gutenberg and the Guerilleros

I’m following Tristan Nitot’s very interesting presentation entitled Gutenberg and the Guerilleros at…you know where don’t you?

Although Tristan and Stefano (who gave a brilliant keynote this morning) didn’t know each other before yesterday evening, it’s very interesting to hear a common theme in their talks: where Stefano says what would the Web be if all software were closed and sold in boxes (I’m paraphrasing, but his keynote should be online in a few days), Tristan says where would the world be if Gutenberg had been killed by people willing to keep copying of texts a closed market. Answer to both is: not much.

Food for thought…

One Response to Gutenberg and the Guerilleros

  1. Matthias says:

    These days, Gutenberg would have been thrown in jail for a “device designed to circumvent copyright protection”. I’m sure the monks would have seen to it.

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