Again, the internet today isn’t what I hoped it would be 10 year ago. From the always on point Jessamyn West:
“Maybe it really wasn’t us, it was them. Most days it’s hard to remember what we saw in Google. Why did we think we’d make good partners?”
I used to believe that the web contained the response to a promise of access-for-all, but not longer. As Andy Baio noted over a year ago:
“As it turns out, organizing the world’s information isn’t always profitable. Projects that preserve the past for the public good aren’t really a big profit center. Old Google knew that, but didn’t seem to care.”
If you need me, I’ll be wandering the stacks of the Internet Archive.