Permission to squat

Now that the title perhaps grabbed your interest...

This may be old hat to you veteran bloggers, but anyway. Forgive the initial use of the phrase "big media", but this is really not about big media. Instead I think it has some bearing on what Dina often says about conversations.


"Big media ... treated the news as a lecture. We told you what the news was. You bought it, or you didn't. You might write us a letter; we might print it ... it was a world that bred compacency and arrogance on our part. It was a gravy train while it lasted, but it was unsustainable.

"Tomorrow's news reporting and production will be more of a conversation or a seminar. The lines will blur between producers and consumers, changing the role of both in ways we're only beginning to grasp. The communication network itself will be a medium for everyone's voice, not just the few who can afford to buy multimillion-dollar printing presses, launch satellites, or win the government's permission to squat on the public airways."


All from Dan Gillmor's book, We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People for the People -- taken from a review of the book in the Guardian Weekly, November 26-December 2, 2004.
this looks like an interesting place, ppl. ;-)
Hi indian bloggers' association.
i am happy to know there exist such an association and we can fight for our rights now as a blogger;)
Nice to see you all and wish to watching ur site regularly.
No Association here Tushar. And no brawling either. Perhaps you want to re-read the bit on the top right?
tushar, this is a place for zero action, only philosophy, as I understand. this is lazyville and dreamville, ifyouville.

you want action? go join that bunch of flame-weilding zealots called C*S*F. actually, I just remembered, I'm one of them!

fadereu AT gmail DOT com
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