Thursday, June 12, 2003

...and you'll *like* it that way...

Wired has a great article about the possible futures of the wired home, particularly the two distinct futures Microsoft is selling: in one of these futures, your home becomes so wired that the process of accessing any media is almost transparent; in the other, digital rights management has a stranglehold on everything, and the built-in measures for protecting the 'rights' of the corporations severely supercede the rights of the people to access media when and where and how they choose.

They do have a point, though: how will they keep the sheep in line if the sheep don't stay plugged into the consensus narrative?