We've obviously been covering a lot about Aaron Swartz lately, but his case is really just one of many similar cases involving people in positions of authority who simply don't understand basic technology, but feel that something must be illegal because they try to overlay an analog view on a digital world.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Geek News: What Happens When Authorities Don't Understand Technology?
Nothing good, my digital darlings. Get ready for increasing clashes of the geek culture war. SOPA/PIPA was just one battle, since Luddite authorities have never let their own ignorance stand in the way of concocting idiotic, heavy-handed "responses" to things they don't understand. Here's a bit from the linked post: