Re: Internet is prey for governments
Why is it that the new media is seen as something different than the old media?
While there are significant technological changes as we move through the different media there are several common facts about the media that remain constant.
One is that government will try and eventually succeed to control the media.
At one time the news media was wandering minstrels who would through song and dance dissipated the news of the day.
The government controlled that media to the extent that the stories were told in code. This is the origin of a lot of the children’s nursery rhymes we tell today.
Mary Mary Quite Contrary was Mary Queen of Scots for example.
Print media, electronic media like radio and TV was the same. Why should the internet be any different?
The more things change the more they stay the same.
I always find it strange that only reasonable people agree with me.