Friday, 24 August 2007

"It's like watching someone else's firework display"

A nice piece on the BBC website today about "stealing" other people's Wi-Fi. What does this say about social spaces and networking, co-operation and individualism? We see legal and moral issues around technology trailing both technological advances and usage-and-custom. Usage-and-custom being impacted by institutionalised norms is one of the really interesting debates over Web 2.0. It gets me thinking about control and the connections between real and virtual spaces. Does locking down Wi-Fi smack of enclosure? Should we really be encouraging more Wi-Fi commons?

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