Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Freedom without Control

Imagine everything being free in the digital world. Free software does indeed make it impossible for software sellers to divide and conquer programmers, but does this not lead to exploitation within the realm of programmers. Free software has too much faith within the programmers. Agre makes the point that capture systems leave a gap between efficiency and control. But as some programmers are more knowledgeable there will undoubtedly be someone that comes to power. Control seems to be unavoidable in all systems, considering human nature. Without control freedom would become unappreciated and taking for granted. Thus not only is control unavoidable, but necessary to keep freedom true desirable, appreciated freedom.

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