"There was a time when people who were exploring computational
technology saw it as the path toward decentralization and freedom
worldwide. What we have ended up with, instead, is a world that is
increasingly centralized, subject to surveillance, and unfree. How did
that come to be? In a keynote at the online 2021 linux.conf.au event,
Cory Doctorow gave his view of this problem and named its source: monopoly."
Via Doc Edward Morbius, who wrote "Note that this is a shared link
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*** Xanni ***
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