How did we get here? Seriously

Seeing how companies like Facebook are driving the potential of information technology into the ground here are two videos on the background of the industry.

link to Richard Barbrook: Californian Ideology 20.2 on vimeo

link to Sleeping Through a Revolution – Jonathan Taplin on vimeo

Further reading at The Jacobin.

P.S. ‘One Has This Feeling of Having Contributed to Something That’s Gone Very Wrong’

P.P.S. The Revolt of the Public: Martin Gurri

P.P.P.S The American Conservative and free speech without public spaces