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August 31, 2011

"If we used to be a bell curve society,

we're ending up as a U-shaped society,
turning into what Brazil used to be, or something like that, that's where America is going. You can see the Apple model, and it's not just Apple, but this notion of the elite-controlled thing serving the upper horn of the U, and you can see the Google model, which is like the seedy pawn shop and cash store kind of approach to the Internet where, "Oh, we'll give you coupons, and we'll sell advertising to you, and it's free, free, free, free, free." That attaches itself to the lower horn of the U." -- The Local-global Flip, Or, "the Lanier Effect" | Conversation | Edge

Posted by Vanderleun at August 31, 2011 9:51 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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