I received this newsletter from Official.fm on Monday, and it starts off like this;
I’m sure you don’t want Official.fm to end up like Megaupload.
If that’s the case, chances are you will understand and probably even like what I’m about to tell you.
Ugh. We’ll see. My first reaction is one that makes me wince and grind my teeth. This is the kind of opener you dread when going to the doctors office when you had a suspicious mole looked at.
It did get me wondering about the chipping away by corporations, industry and government in trying to force the internet into this pleasant, manageable package that can be controlled and manipulated. Something I think the internet is NOT. It’s tentacled beast of chaos, howling with the narwhal that bacons at midnight.
Is this letter a sign of more to come? Of providing excuses on why innovation and creativity is on the loosing side?
It’s made me grumpy.